Casey Kreiter becomes first-ever Broncos long snapper to be selected for Pro Bowl

Sep 16, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos long snapper Casey Kreiter (42) in the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL announced Wednesday that Casey Kreiter, long snapper for the Denver Broncos, has been selected to his first career Pro Bowl. The third-year pro was selected by Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn as a “need” player for the AFC roster.

“It’s a special honor,” Kreiter said in an article on the team website. “I think for snappers, it’s kind of the highest honor we can get. I don’t think we have All-Pro snappers, so being chosen to the Pro Bowl is huge.

“I think the biggest part of it is that the coaching staff picks who they want their long snapper to be. So kind of thinking about that and just kind of knowing that there’s other coaches and people out there who respect my game and what I’ve done on the field is awesome. It’s a huge honor.”

Kreiter has appeared in 42 total games for the Broncos over the last three seasons, including each of the last 32. Kreiter, 28, will join teammates Von Miller and Phillip Lindsay in Orlando, FLA., for the 2019 Pro Bowl.

The 2019 Pro Bowl will take place on Jan. 27 and will be televised on ESPN.