George Kittle named to NFL Pro Bowl

In his second season, the San Francisco tight end earned Pro Bowl honors.


The Daily Iowan

FILE - In this file photo Iowa tight end George Kittle celebrates after his touchdown during the Iowa-North Texas game in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. (The Daily Iowan/Valerie Burke)

Adam Hensley, Pregame Editor

Former Hawkeye George Kittle was named to the NFL Pro Bowl, the league announced on Tuesday.

Kittle, a tight end for the San Francisco 49ers, has 72 receptions for 1,154 yards and 4 touchdowns. He had a career-high 210 receiving yards in the 49ers’ 20-14 win over the Denver Broncos on Dec. 9.

The Pro Bowl is slated for Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN/ABC.

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