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Tress Way, Brandon Scherff Named To 2020 Pro Bowl

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LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The National Football League announced this evening that punter Tress Way and guard Brandon Scherff have been selected to the 2020 Pro Bowl. The annual contest of the NFL's best will take place Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

In addition, safety Landon Collins was selected as a first alternate and defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis was chosen as a fourth alternate.

Including two selections last season, the Redskins have now produced at least two Pro Bowl players in four consecutive seasons for the first time since the 2007-10 campaigns.

Way was selected as the starting punter for the NFC, and the selection is the first of his career. He becomes the first Redskin punter to be selected to the Pro Bowl since Matt Turk in 1998. Way joins Turk (three-time Pro Bowler in 1996-98) and Reggie Roby (Pro Bowler in 1994) as the only players in Redskins history to be selected to the Pro Bowl as a punter. 

Way, 29, has appeared in 94 games for the Redskins from 2014-19, has registered 428 total punts for 19,923 yards (46.5 avg.) and has pinned 158 punts inside the 20-yard line. Way also holds a career net average of 40.5. He is the franchise leader in average, net average and punts inside the 20-yard line (since 1976) and is second in franchise history in total punts, total punt yardage and recorded the second-longest punt in franchise history, a 79 yarder, in Week 13 this season.  

This season, Way has recorded 70 punts for 3,456 yards (49.4 avg. and 43.6 net avg.) and has pinned 26 punts inside the 20-yard line. He is second in the NFL and first in the NFC in total net yardage and leads the league in total average so far this season. His 26 punts inside the 20-yard line currently ranks eighth in the league, while his 79-yard punt is the longest of the season thus far.

Scherff, who the Redskins selected with the No. 5 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, is making the third Pro Bowl appearance of his career (2016-17; 2019). Scherff joins Trent Williams, Chris Samuels, Len Hauss, Joe Jacoby, Russ Grimm, Paul Lipscomb, Dick Stanfel and Jim Schrader as the only Redskins offensive linemen to be selected to the Pro Bowl three-plus times. 

Scherff has started 65 games for the burgundy and gold over his first five NFL seasons.

Collins, a Pro Bowler from 2016-18, has been everything the Redskins could have asked for when they signed him to a multi-year deal this offseason.

Through 15 weeks, the 25-year-old safety leads the team in total tackles (110) and solo tackles (74) and ranks second behind Ioannidis with eight tackles for loss. It's the fourth time in five NFL seasons that Collins has recorded at least 100 tackles.

The Redskins made a commitment to Ioannidis this offseason by signing him to a multi-year extension. Fourteen games into the 2019 campaign, that moves seems to be paying off. Ioannidis currently leads the Redskins with 8.5 sacks and 10 tackles for loss and is sixth on the team with 56 total tackles.

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