Ex-Penn State Football RB Eagles’ Miles Sanders added to Pro Bowl

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)
Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports) /

Penn State Football will be represented at the NFL Pro Bowl, after Eagles running back Miles Sanders was added to the roster

Philadelphia Eagles running back, and former Penn State Football standout, Miles Sanders has been added to the NFL Pro Bowl roster after being voted into the game by Madden NFL 21 fans.

Sanders, along with Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire were chosen as the winners of the Video Game Numbers Challenge.

As a result, Sanders and Edwards-Helaire will be added to the video game’s Pro Bowl rosters later this month.

Sanders, in his second NFL season, rushed for a career high 867 yards and six touchdowns, while averaging 5.3 yards per reception and adding 28 receptions for 197 yards in just 12 games.

Sanders joins running backs Dalvin Cook, Alvin Kamara, and Aaron Jones on the NFC Pro Bowl roster. He is the only former Nittany Lion to make the NFL’s annual all-star game this season.

“God is great,” Sanders posted on Instagram. “What a year it has been. THank you to all the fans who joined the #Madden21 challenge to vote me to the Pro Bowl roster. I couldn’t have wanted it any other way than my fans to play a role in my first Pro Bowl experience.”

The Pro Bowl, originally scheduled to be played in Las Vegas later this month, was canceled months ago due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.