Dover's Kuhn is Pro Bowl alternate


Dover High School graduate John Kuhn has been named the first alternate at fullback for the 2016 Pro Bowl.

The 6-foot, 250-pounder has seen increased action in recent weeks. In Sunday's 30-20 victory over Oakland, Kuhn rushed three times for 12 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown run. The week before, in a 28-7 win vs. Dallas, Kuhn caught a 14-yard pass and rushed once for 2 yards. For the year, the 33 year old has rushed seven times for 22 yards and caught four passes for 42 yards.

Kuhn's primary role, however, is as a lead blocker for the running game and as a pass protector for Pro Bowl quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The two fullbacks selected for the Pro Bowl were Oakland's Marcel Reece and Carolina's Mike Tolbert. If either one of those players can't play in the game, Kuhn will get to go. The Pro Bowl is slated for Sunday, Jan. 31, in Aloha Stadium, in Honolulu.

Kuhn is no stranger to the Pro Bowl. He was selected to the game in both 2011 and 2014. In 2014, he was named first-team All-Pro by The Associated Press for the first time in his career.

Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn reacts after scoring on a 5-yard run against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The Dover High School graduate has been selected as an alternate for the Pro Bowl.