Josh Allen Named to NFL Pro Bowl Games

Josh Allen Named to NFL Pro Bowl Games

Wildcat legend and dynamic Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen has been named to the 2024 Pro Bowl Games in Orlando, Florida, for his record-breaking performance during the 2023 season.

The Pro Bowl Games will take place Thursday, Feb. 1 from 7-8:30 p.m. ET in the Nicholson Fieldhouse at the University of Central Florida, while the flag football game will be played Sunday, Feb. 4 from 3-6 p.m. ET at Camping World Stadium. The Pro Bowl Games will air on ESPN and the flag football game will be televised on ESPN, ABC, Disney XD, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes and NFL+.

Allen, a fifth-year veteran, set the Jaguars’ single-season sacks record in 2023 with 16.5. His sacks ranked third in the NFL, and he became the just the second player since 1982 to record at least 2.5 sacks in four different games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawerence Taylor (four games in 1986).

This marks the second Pro Bowl appearance for Allen, who also earned the honor in 2019, his rookie season.

At Kentucky, Allen was a pass-rush terror for the Wildcats (2015-18). He totaled 31.5 career sacks and had 17 sacks in 2018 alone. He broke UK’s career and single-season records and moved up to No. 9 on the Southeastern Conference’s career sacks chart. He also had 11 career forced fumbles, which tied former NFL linebacker Danny Trevathan’s career record at UK (forced fumbles stats available since 1988).  In 2018, Allen led the team with 88 tackles and paced the SEC in sacks, tackles for loss (21.5) and forced fumbles (5). He also was among the NCAA leaders in sacks, TFL and forced fumbles.

Allen was a first-team All-America choice by Walter Camp Football Foundation, Sports Illustrated,, ESPN, AP, College Football News, Football Writers Association of America, Sporting News, USA Today, CBS, American Football Coaches Association, Phil Steele and Athlon. He became UK’s first consensus All-American since wide receiver/kick returner Derek Abney in 2002 and the first unanimous selection since defensive lineman Art Still in 1977.

Allen racked up almost all the national defensive awards in 2018, winning the Nagurski, Bednarik and Lott awards as National Defensive Player of the Year.

He was chosen by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the seventh overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, becoming UK’s highest draft pick since Dewayne Robertson was selected as the fourth pick by the Jets in 2003.

Kentucky has had 17 players named to the Pro Bowl a combined 51 times.

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