Every position on the football field is important, even the long snapper. The Houston Texans found out they now have a Pro Bowl long snapper in Jon Weeks.
.@jonweeks46 is headed to the Pro Bowl! MORE--> https://t.co/25m7bDFRS0 pic.twitter.com/k5pAdfGVjH— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) January 19, 2016
Weeks is making his first appearance in the NFL's all-star game, which will be held on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Week, a six-year veteran, set career-highs in special teams tackles (eight) and fumble recoveries (one) in the regular season. Weeks passed former Texan Bryan Pittman (95) for the eighth-most career regular season games played in franchise history.
Weeks was selected by Mike McCarthy and the Green Bay Packers' coaching staff as a 'need' position. He joins Texans teammates J.J. Watt and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins on the team.
Weeks has this to say after learning of the honor:
#Texans long snapper @jonweeks46 is selected to play in his first Pro Bowl. pic.twitter.com/GTbWykeJ9F— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) January 19, 2016
#Texans long snapper @jonweeks46 thanks his teammates for helping him earn his first trip to the Pro Bowl. pic.twitter.com/iplj2SC5mx— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) January 19, 2016
#Texans long snapper @jonweeks46:"It means the world to me that another staff would want to select me(for Pro Bowl)" pic.twitter.com/1dSAGlZ2Fe— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) January 20, 2016