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Lions long snapper Don Muhlbach named to the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl

The Lions long-snapper was chosen to represent the NFC in the Pro Bowl.

Detroit Lions v Chicago Bears
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 19: Don Muhlbach #48 and Matt Prater #5 of the Detroit Lions celebrate after Prater kicked a 52 yd. field goal in the fourth quarter at Soldier Field on November 19, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Detroit Lions defeated the Chicago Bears 27-24. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

It turns out the Detroit Lions will be sending two players to the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl. On Wednesday evening, the team announced that long snapper Don Muhlbach will be headed to the All-Star event in Orlando, Florida.

This will be the second time Muhlbach has made the Pro Bowl, the previous time being after the 2012 season.

The reason Muhlbach wasn’t originally named to the Pro Bowl is simple: Pro Bowl long snappers are decided by the coaches of each All-Star team. The Chargers coaching staff, who will be in charge of the AFC, chose Broncos long snapper Casey Kreiter as their long snapper on Wednesday.

The NFC team will be coached by the Dallas Cowboys’ staff. As pointed out by Justin Rogers of the Detroit News, there are a few coaches on that staff that are more than familiar with Muhlbach:

Muhlbach will join cornerback Darius Slay as the two representatives from the Lions. Defensive back Quandre Diggs was named an alternate for the game, but at this point, he has not been named to the All-Star game. The Rams and Saints didn’t have any defensive backs named to the Pro Bowl, so Diggs won’t jump a spot because of a Super Bowl replacement.