Former Penn State star Sean Lee finished the season as a First-Team All-Pro linebacker, but surprisingly not a Pro Bowl linebacker. That wrong was righted Tuesday.
Lee was added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster in place of the Carolina Panthers’ Luke Kuechly, who won’t be able to play because of a concussion which also cost him the final six games of the regular season.
Sean Lee has been named to the 2017 Pro Bowl, replacing Luke Kuechly. This will be Lee’s 2nd straight Pro Bowl.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) January 17, 2017
It is the second straight Pro Bowl for Lee, a second-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys following a very productive Penn State career.
He finished the 2016 season tied for fourth in the NFL with 145 tackles while helping the Cowboys to a 13-3 record the top seed in the NFC playoffs. The Cowboys, whose season ended Sunday with a loss to Green Bay, now have six players in the Pro Bowl, including former Ohio State star RB Ezekiel Elliott.
Lee was also added to the Pro Bowl roster as an injury alternate after last season, and he finished the game with 2 tackles and an interception. Lee had 313 tackles in three years at Penn State, and has been a tackle machine in the NFL, as well.