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TWO CHIEFS NAMED TO 2012 PRO BOWL ROSTER

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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