JUST IN: Lions K Matt Prater named to 2017 Pro Bowl

It’s official! The Detroit Lions will have a representative in the 2017 Pro Bowl as kicker Matt Prater will replace Matt Bryant of the Atlanta Falcons. Bryant is withdrawing due to the fact that the Falcons will be playing in the Super Bowl the week following.

Prater becomes the first Lions kicker to be named to the Pro Bowl since Jason Hanson in 2000.

From Detroit Lions Press Release:

In 2016, Prater connected on a career-high 31 field goals, the third-highest single-season total in team history behind Hanson (34 in 1993 and 32 in 2012). His 124 points scored in 2016 rank sixth in franchise history, marking the eighth time a Lions player has reached 120+ points in a single season.

The NFL will play the 2017 Pro Bowl on Sunday, January 29 in Orlando, Fla. at Camping World Stadium. Prater, who spent four seasons at the University of Central Florida (2002-05), played his home games at Camping World Stadium (formerly known as the Citrus Bowl) as a member of the Golden Knights football team.

Written by Don Drysdale

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