ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (KKTV) - Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton was named to the 2020 AFC Pro Bowl roster, the NFL announced Wednesday.
This makes two players from the Broncos to represent the AFC in the Jan. 26 Pro Bowl, with outside linebacker Von Miller being the other. Sutton is replacing injured Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
The Broncos released the following statement Wednesday announcing Sutton's selection:
"Sutton, who joins outside linebacker Von Miller as Broncos Pro Bowlers for the 2019 season, is the 10th wide receiver in team history to make the Pro Bowl and the first to receive that honor by his second professional season.
Sutton led the Broncos with 72 receptions for 1,112 yards with six touchdowns in 2019. He ranked third in the AFC (10th in the NFL) in yards per catch (15.4) and tied for second in the league with 16 big-play receptions (25+ yards).
Selected by Denver in the second round (40th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft from Southern Methodist University, Sutton has totaled the most receiving yards (1,816) and receiving touchdowns (10) in franchise history through his first two NFL seasons.
Denver’s 2018 rookie class, which also featured running back Phillip Lindsay (2018 Pro Bowl selection), is just the second rookie class in Broncos history to feature multiple players to make the Pro Bowl in their first two NFL seasons (joining the 1989 rookie class; chart below). Sutton also becomes the 19th player to make the Pro Bowl after being signed or extended by Broncos President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway since 2011."
Kickoff is at 1 p.m. MST on the 26th. The game is being played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.