Nov 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) reacts during the game against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati won 41-20. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Vontaze Burfict Drafted by Team Rice in Pro Bowl Draft


When Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict learned he would be going to his first Pro Bowl after being undrafted just two seasons ago, he admitted that there were tears of joy flowing down his cheeks as he received the news.

Bufict probably wasn’t crying when Jerry Rice called his name tonight during the first-ever Pro Bowl draft, but it had to be a joyful moment nonetheless.

He finished the season leading the NFL with 171 tackles, which was ten more tackles than the next closest player, Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny.

Burfict has established himself as one of the best backers in the game before he enters his third year in the league.

Congratulations to he and A.J. Green, who was selected earlier in the draft by Team Sandersfor getting to participate in the first Pro Bowl Draft held by the NFL.

 

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