Pro Bowl: Pittsburgh’s Lawrence Timmons Joins Elite LB Club

January 25, 2015 • Ben Heck • AFC North, Features, Front Page, Pittsburgh Steelers

This seems to be getting a little overlooked among the other stories surrounding this evening’s Pro Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, between Team Carter and Team Irvin. But yet another Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker is making his Pro Bowl debut. Lawrence Timmons, 28, joins an elite club of Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers both past and present.

Since the 1950 season, 21 different Pittsburgh linebackers have been selected to at least one Pro Bowl roster, with 14 different LBs making multiple Pro Bowl appearances over that span. Following his impressive ’14 season (139 combined tackles, 2.0 sacks, 1 PD in 16 starts), Timmons made his first appearance in the PB tonight, becoming the 21st LB in Steelers’ history.

As you can see below, Timmons is in great company, which is led by a duo of Hall of Famers––Lambert and Ham:

Jack Lambert––9 Pro Bowls
Jack Ham––8 Pro Bowls
Andy Russell––7 Pro Bowls
Greg Lloyd––5 Pro Bowls
James Harrison––5 Pro Bowls
Joey Porter––3 Pro Bowls
Jason Gildon––3 Pro Bowls
Mike Merriweather––3 Pro Bowls
Myron Pottios––3 Pro Bowls
Jerry Shipkey––3 Pro Bowls
John Reger––3 Pro Bowls
Levon Kirkland––2 Pro Bowls
James Farrior––2 Pro Bowls
Kevin Greene––2 Pro Bowls
LaMarr Woodley––1 Pro Bowl
Kendrell Bell––1 Pro Bowl
David Little––1 Pro Bowl
Chad Brown––1 Pro Bowl
Marv Matuszak––1 Pro Bowl
Robin Cole––1 Pro Bowl
Lawrence Timmons––1 Pro Bowl

This impressive collection of ‘backers combines for a total of 65 Pro Bowl selections, two Hall of Famers (Jack Lambert and Jack Ham) and a 2015 HOF finalist (Kevin Greene).

UPDATE: In Team Irvin’s 32-28 victory over Team Carter last night, Timmons was the game’s leading tackler with nine total takedowns (all solo), and one tackle for a loss in a losing effort. Matthew Stafford (15/25, 316 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT) was named Offensive MVP of the game while Timmons’ Team Carter teammate J.J. Watt (1 tackle, 4 pass deflections, an interception, a fumble recovery and a QB hit) took home Defensive MVP honors.

Stats: Pro-Football Reference
Photo: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

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