CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers defensive end Brian Burns has been named a starter for the 2022 Pro Bowl.
Burns, 23, has nine sacks this year, which already equals his 2020 total with three games remaining.
The 2019 first-round pick has 25.5 career sacks and six strip-sacks.
Only Julius Peppers (30.0) has more sacks in his first 45 games as a Carolina Panther.
Outside linebacker Haason Reddick, who leads the Panthers with 11 sacks, is a first alternate for the Pro Bowl.
Reddick earned the most fan votes of all NFC outside linebackers. Fan votes count for one-third of the tally, with player and coach voting making up the remaining two-thirds, equally.
Cornerback Stephon Gilmore, safety Jeremy Chinn and kicker Zane Gonzalez are also alternates for the team.
The Pro Bowl is Feb. 6 in Las Vegas.