Six former Ohio State players are on this year's initial rosters for the NFL's Pro Bowl.
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward, New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore and New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas represent the Buckeyes on the rosters for the 2020 Pro Bowl, which were announced by the NFL on Tuesday night.
Nick Bosa earns a Pro Bowl nod as a rookie after recording 41 total tackles, nine sacks, three pass deflections, an interception and a forced fumble through the 49ers' first 14 games this season.
Joey Bosa, his older brother, has 60 total tackles, 10.5 sacks and a forced fumble this year in his fourth season in the NFL.
Elliott currently ranks fifth among all NFL running backs in both rushing yards (1,188) and rushing touchdowns (11) this season, which is also his fourth year in the NFL, while he has also added 44 catches for 381 yards and one additional touchdown.
Heyward, in his ninth season in the league, has 72 total tackles with eight sacks, five pass deflections and a forced fumble this year.
Lattimore, in his third NFL season, has recorded 51 total tackles with 13 pass deflections and an interception.
The most spectacular Buckeye in the NFL this season, and one of the best players in the entire league, has been Thomas, who has 133 receptions this season – just 10 shy of Marvin Harrison's single-season record with two regular-season games to go – for a league-high 1,552 yards.
Both Bosas, Heyward, Lattimore and Thomas were all selected as starters for their respective conferences.
The 2020 Pro Bowl will be played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, on Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN.