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Weddle, Stuckey Join Forces in Pro Bowl

Weddle, Stuckey Join Forces in Pro Bowl
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Eric Weddle and Darrell Stuckey are a tight knit pair, serving as captains together for three consecutive seasons as leaders in the secondary. The duo also takes part in a pre-game ritual during warmups each week, and now they get to continue that tradition as teammates in the Pro Bowl. Weddle was drafted by Team Irvin with the second pick of the 16th round, joining Stuckey who was added to Team Irvin during a special pre-draft selection held Tuesday.  Weddle was picked one slot ahead of where he went in 2014 when he was the first pick of the 17th round. A three-time Pro Bowler, Weddle was named an All-Pro for the fifth consecutive year in 2014, and a First Team All-Pro for the second time (2011) in his eight year career. The free safety paced the Chargers in total tackles (110) and solo stops (89), while chipping in with eight passes defensed, two forced fumbles and an interception.  Weddle’s game changing ability was on full display in San Diego’s epic comeback over the San Francisco 49ers when his forced fumble in overtime allowed the Bolts to tie their greatest comeback in franchise history. Equally important to his play on the field is his intelligence and football IQ as many refer to him as the quarterback of the defense. Meanwhile, Stuckey earned his first Pro Bowl trip on Monday.  Originally named a first alternate, he replaced the New England Patriots’ Matthew Slater to become one of just two special teams Pro Bowlers in Arizona.  Perennially one of the Bolts’ top special teams performers, Stuckey totaled 17 tackles in 2014. He blocked his first career field goal in a game the Chargers won by three points while also recovering a key fumble in the win over the Seattle Seahawks. How will Weddle and Stuckey fare?   Weddle’s famous beard had a bold proclamation. “The beard has magical powers.” https://t.co/i75fzocsYC — San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) January 22, 2015

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