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Pro Bowl will feature two former Kansas State players on punt returns

Former K-State stars Darren Sproles and Tyler Lockett were named to the Pro Bowl team on Thursday as punt returners.
Former K-State stars Darren Sproles and Tyler Lockett were named to the Pro Bowl team on Thursday as punt returners. Screen shot via NFL.com

A former Kansas State football star will take center stage every at the Pro Bowl every time there is a punt.

Darren Sproles and Tyler Lockett both made the Pro Bowl roster, announced Tuesday, as punt returners.

Sproles, a former K-State running back, led the Philadelphia Eagles with 446 return yards and two touchdowns this season.

Lockett, a former K-State receiver, totaled 966 total return yards -- handling both punts and kickoffs -- and two touchdowns with the Seattle Seahawks. He also came on late in the season as a receiving threat, totaling 596 yards and six touchdowns. He is having an outstanding rookie year.

Both players could be used at multiple positions during the game.

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