Three KC Offensive Linemen Make the Pro Bowl

Perennial All Pro members Willie Roaf and Will Shields will be joined by their teammate Brian Waters, who will be making his first of what will be many appearances in Hawaii before his career comes to an end.

There is little doubt the Kansas City Chiefs have the best offensive line in the NFL. They have three running backs who have gained 150 yards in a game in the same season not to mention three players who have scored at least six rushing touchdowns apiece. Both are NFL records and three of the men who plow the road for those backs will be playing in Hawaii in February.

Guard Brian Waters is arguably the Chiefs 2004 MVP. He was the only player in NFL history to receive player of the week honors as a lineman. His dominating performance against the Baltimore Ravens solidified what many people already knew about the Chiefs guard. He's one of the best players at his position.

For Will Shields he'll be making his 10th consecutive Pro Bowl appearance. This season Shields has continued his consecutive game streak which has reached 189 games. That ranks first in Chiefs history.

His other line mate Willie Roaf will also be making his 10th pro bowl appearance. Roaf, like Shields, seems to be getting better with age. Roaf had the best season of his career. He dedicated himself to working hard this off-season and it paid off as no other left tackle was as dominate at his position than Roaf.

Tight end Tony Gonzalez also made the starting lineup. Though his numbers have been down this season, Gonzalez has turned himself into the best all around tight end in the game. This season Gonzalez moved to third all-time in receptions by a tight end. He also was an iatrical part in the Chiefs running game. Gonzalez will be making his sixth pro bowl appearance.

Another member of the Chiefs vaulted running game will be making his second pro-bowl appearance. Fullback Tony Richardson will be going back to Hawaii and will be the starting fullback. Richardson made his first appearance last season and it was long over due. Though he does not carry the ball nor catch the ball out of the backfield as he did earlier in his career, he's arguably the best at his position. This could be his final game of his career as there is talk that Richardson could hang up his cleats after this season.

The NFL also announced their alternate selections and quarterback Trent Green, running back Priest Holmes and kick-returner Dante Hall. Holmes is on the injured list and there is no chance that he'll play in Hawaii.

Both Green and Hall would be elevated to the Pro Bowl roster in the event one of the players selected at their position is unable to play in Hawaii.


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