RAVENS DT BRANDON WILLIAMS NAMED TO PRO BOWL
Baltimore Ravens DT Brandon Williams was named to his first-career Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Tuesday afternoon.
The six-year veteran is replacing Cincinnati DT Geno Atkins, who is unable to participate due to injury.
In 2018, Williams was a key contributor on the Ravens’ top-ranked defense, which allowed 292.9 total yards per game. Baltimore also permitted the NFL’s second-fewest points (17.9 ppg) and ranked fourth against the run (82.9 ypg).
“Thank you to the fans and NFL colleagues who voted for me,” Williams stated. “It is an honor to represent the city of Baltimore and the Ravens organization. My wife and I couldn’t hold back our tears of excitement and joy to know that after six wonderful years in the NFL, and with God’s guidance, we have reached our goal of getting selected to the Pro Bowl! I couldn’t be more appreciative and thankful to everyone who has had a hand or vote in getting my dream to come true, and I look forward to playing the game in Orlando. I vowed to myself and to my wife that we could not take a trip to Hawaii until after I went to the Pro Bowl. Honey, pack your bags!
Williams posted 34 tackles, one sack and one pass defensed on the season. Dating back to 2014, when he became a full-time starter, the Ravens have allowed an NFL-low 95.1 rushing yards per game.
Williams joins fellow Ravens LB C.J. Mosley, S Eric Weddle and G Marshal Yanda as 2018 Pro Bowlers.