Clowney, Hopkins to represent Houston Texans in Pro Bowl

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Jadeveon Clowney (left) and Deandre Hopkins (right)(Photos by Bob Levey/Getty Images & Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and wide receiver Deandre Hopkins have been selected to the 2018 Pro Bowl. Both players will be making their second trips to the annual game which precedes the Super Bowl.

The 2018 Pro Bowl will take place on Jan. 28, 2018 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. 

Clowney and Hopkins will start for the AFC team.

With two games remaining in the NFL regular season, Clowney has 50 total tackles (36 of them solo), nine sacks, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. 

In all 14 of the games that Hopkins has started in 2017, he has 92 catches for 1,313 yards and 12 receiving touchdowns.

“The Pro Bowl is not only a time to watch NFL greats compete live, but it is also a unique opportunity to inspire youth and the next generation of stars,” said NFL senior vice president of events Peter O'Reilly. “We received tremendous feedback from players, coaches, and fans about Orlando’s first Pro Bowl, and we are excited to build upon that enthusiasm with a week-long festival that celebrates the entire football community.”

“Hosting Orlando’s inaugural NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium earlier this year was not only fun, but it was a resounding success for our Central Florida community,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “We enthusiastically welcome our NFL partners back in 2018. Their confidence in our city's ability to put on such a high-profile event underscores our reputation as one of the premier sports destinations in the U.S.”