Posted Dec 27, 2011

The National Football League announced on Tuesday that LBs Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson will represent the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2012 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl. The Pro Bowl will be played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. Both Hali and Johnson are first-time selections.

Hali (6-3, 275) has started all 15 games in 2011 and currently ranks second in the AFC with 12.0 sacks (-80.0 yards) and is tied for third in the AFC with four forced fumbles. Hali has 79 tackles (64 solo) and a team-best 12 tackles for loss with 31 QB pressures.

The Ghanga, Liberia native has started all 94 games during his six-year career with Kansas City, recording 375 tackles (281 solo), 53.5 sacks (-338.0 yards), 23 forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, 89 QB pressures and one interception. He recently moved into fourth place in franchise annals in career sacks and now has 12 multi-sack performances, including three during the 2011 campaign. Hali tied a career-high with 3.0 QB takedowns vs. Green Bay (12/18).

Johnson (6-3, 242) set a single-season franchise record with 172 tackles (126 solo) heading into Week 17. He has registered double-digit tackle totals in 10 contests this season, including three 16-tackle performances. Johnson has also recorded 11 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks (-10.0 yards), two INTs, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, 11 QB pressures and five passes defensed. Johnson was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week following his Week 8 performance on Monday Night Football vs. San Diego (10/31).

The Waco, Texas native has played in 105 games (92 starts) during his seven-year career with Kansas City. He ranks sixth in team history with 743 tackles (567 solo). Johnson has notched 16.0 sacks (-111.0 yards), nine interceptions, including three returned for TDs, 16 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, 49 passes defensed and 35 QB pressures.

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