BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Bills second-year linebacker Tremaine Edmunds is heading to the Pro Bowl.
On Thursday the team announced that Edmunds, who was initially named a first alternate, would replace Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower who is unable to participate with an injury.
Edmunds led the Bills with 115 tackles in his second season, adding 1.5 sacks and nine passes defended.
Edmunds joins teammate Tre'Davious White representing the Bills in the Pro Bowl on Jan. 26 in Orlando, FL.
This honor is extremely well deserved for Edmunds, who is already one of the most important players on the Bills' defense.
It's amazing what the second-year linebacker has been able to accomplish at such a young age.
With his 236 tackles during his first two seasons as a pro, Edmunds is now the first player to ever record two seasons with more than 100 tackles at age 21.
For perspective, Edmunds won't turn 22 until May 2. LSU QB Joe Burrow, who will likely be the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, is already 23-years-old.
Edmunds is a star in the making and this is the first of many Pro Bowls he'll play in as a member of the Buffalo Bills.