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J.J. Watt Named 2015 Pro Bowl Captain

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Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has been named one of the four active player team captains for this year's Pro Bowl.

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The NFL announced Thursday that Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has been named an active player team captain for the 2015 Pro Bowl.

This is Watt's third straight Pro Bowl selection after a MVP-caliber season. During the 2014 regular season, Watt totaled 78 tackles, 20.5 sacks, 50 quarterback hits, and 29 tackles for loss. He forced 4 fumbles, recovered 5 fumbles, 1 interception, and scored 2 defensive touchdowns. And Watt returned to his previous life as a tight end, catching 3 touchdowns passes this season.

Like last season, the Pro Bowl will not be conference-affiliated.  Teams will be drafted by the captains. Joining Watt as active player captains are Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray, and Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden. The active player captains will work with alumni captains Cris Carter, Michael Irvin, John Randle, and Darren Woodson during the Pro Bowl draft.

This year's Pro Bowl will take place the week before Super Bowl XLIX on January 25th at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.