Current Broncos and former Iowa football player Casey Kreiter was recently added to the 2019 Pro Bowl roster. He will be joined by two Hawks in Orlando.
Former Iowa football player Casey Kreiter, who is currently a long snapper for the NFL’s Denver Broncos, will be heading to his first Pro Bowl this year after news broke that Pro Bowl Head Coach (and current Chargers Head Coach) Anthony Lynn selected Kreiter as his “need” player for this game.
According to the Denver Bronco’s team website, this is the first time a Broncos long snapper has ever been invited to the Pro Bowl, and it’s certainly an honor for the hard-working Kreiter to be heading there.
Kreiter, a native of Dewitt, Iowa spent five years playing for the Iowa football team, first walking on as a defensive player before switching full-time to long snapping. When it was time to graduate, Kreiter had some interest from professional teams, most notably the Dallas Cowboys who brought him in for training camp competition.
While Kreiter would ultimately lose both of these competitions, he took away valuable skills that would eventually land him the job in Denver.
Casey said as much when I had the opportunity to interview him in the Spring of 2018. For the full story and interview on Casey, head to Predominantly Orange.
"LP [Ladouceur] and Rick Bisaccia were instrumental being in Dallas. I had so much to learn going into the pro level."
Now, after three seasons in the Mile High City, Kreiter has received the highest of honors as a long snapper. Needless to say, he was pretty excited.
Kreiter will be joining two other Iowa football players in Orlando: San Francisco 49er George Kittle and Baltimore Raven Marshal Yanda. Congratulations Casey!
The 2019 Pro Bowl will take place next weekend on Sunday, January 27 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.