Don Muhlbach, long-time Detroit Lions long-snapper will represent Detroit at the Pro Bowl on Jan. 27 in Hawaii.
He was named to the NFC team on Tuesday by Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy who will coach the NFC squad.
Muhlbach was signed by the Lions in November 2004 and has been on the roster ever since. He is an unrestricted free agent.
“Don is a huge part of my success and a significant part of our kicking game,” kicker Jason Hanson said in a statement released by the Lions. “He is as accurate and consistent as there is in the League. With the field goal process, it all starts with him. He works hard and takes great pride in what he does. This is a great honor for him and is well deserved.”
Muhlbach was instrumental when Hanson broke the team’s all-time single-season scoring record in 2012. He snapped for 32 field goals and 38 PATs.
Muhlbach proved valuable when Hanson connected on 18 40-plus yard field goals, the second-highest single-season total in NFL history.
He is the first-ever Lions specialist who did not kick, punt or return to play special teams in the Pro Bowl.
Earlier on Tuesday, Calvin Johnson announced he wouldn’t play in the Pro Bowl. He dealt with a knee injury throughout the season.