A pair of former Florida State standout defensive backs were named to the 2019 Pro Bowl rosters, which were unveiled by the NFL on Tuesday evening. The duo is current Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey and Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James. Both made the AFC Pro Bowl roster and are starters for their respective positions.
It marks the second consecutive season that Ramsey has been named to the Pro Bowl. It is also the second consecutive season he has been named a starter in the game. The third-year pro has 57 tackles (54 solo), with 11 passes defensed and three interceptions this season. Over the past three seasons, he has accumulated 185 tackles (161 solo) with 42 passes defended, nine interceptions and a forced fumble in his career. Ramsey was the No. 5 overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. He was the lone Jaguar named to the 2019 Pro Bowl rosters on Tuesday evening.
James, a rookie, was one of seven Chargers named to the 2019 Pro Bowl. That is a league-high for one club on the initial roster. James, who was selected No. 17 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, is the first Chargers rookie voted to start at the Pro Bowl since Shawne Merriman started at linebacker in the 2006 Pro Bowl. James currently leads the Chargers with 93 tackles. He has flashed his versatility this season with 3.5 sacks, six quarterback hurries, three interceptions and 12 total passes defended.
The players were selected by fans, coaches and players. All have an equally weighted say in the selections, with each section of voting counting for one-third of the vote. James led the fan vote at free safety for the AFC.
The full 2019 Pro Bowl roster can be found here. The potential exists for additional former Seminoles to be added to the roster between now and the time of kickoff in late January.
The 2019 Pro Bowl takes place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. on Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. ET.