Los Angeles Rams long snapper Jake McQuaide was selected to play in the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive season.
McQuaide was selected Wednesday by New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, who will coach the NFC team in the NFL’s all-star game Jan. 28 in Orlando, Florida, as a “need” player. The NFL stipulates that the coach of each Pro Bowl team choose a “need” player, and those players must be long snappers.
McQuaide snapped on all 65 of Johnny Hekker’s punts and the 42 field goal attempts by Greg Zuerlein and Sam Ficken and their 51 extra-point kicks during the 2017 season.
McQuaide is the seventh Ram to be selected for the 2018 Pro Bowl, following Hekker, Zuerlein, running back Todd Gurley, offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth, defensive tackle Aaron Donald and kick returner Pharoh Cooper.
Donald and Zuerlein will not play in the Pro Bowl because of injuries.
—City News Service