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Long snapper Casey Kreiter named to 2019 Pro Bowl


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Broncos long snapper Casey Kreiter has been named to the 2019 Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Wednesday.

The third-year player was named by Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn as a "need" player for this year's game. Lynn will coach the AFC's team this year and selected Kreiter to serve as the team's long snapper.

"It's a special honor," Kreiter said. "I think for snappers, it's kind of the highest honor we can get. I don't think we have All-Pro snappers, so being chosen to the Pro Bowl is huge. I think the biggest part of it is that the coaching staff picks who they want their long snapper to be. So kind of thinking about that and just kind of knowing that there's other coaches and people out there who respect my game and what I've done on the field is awesome. It's a huge honor."

The selection is the first of Kreiter's career, and he is the first Broncos long snapper to ever be chosen to the Pro Bowl. He will join Von Miller and Phillip Lindsay — who was chosen for the Pro Bowl but is serving as a social media correspondent for the NFL — in Orlando later this month.

"Von's been there a handful of times, and it's my first time, so I'll probably lean on him to kind of show me the ropes," Kreiter said. "I hear there's a dodgeball game, so hopefully he can get me into that — or I might just have to sneak my way into that one."

In 2018, Kreiter handled 146 snaps (85 punts, 25 field goals, 35 extra-point attempts, one fake punt) without an unplayable delivery. He has appeared in 42 total games for the Broncos and has played in every game in each of the last two seasons.

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