Pine Forest alum, Tennessee Titans defender Harold Landry snags big-time NFL honor

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Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry III (58) celebrates a sack during the first quarter of an AFC divisional playoff game at Nissan Stadium Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 in Nashville, Tenn.
Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry III (58) celebrates a sack during the first quarter of an AFC divisional playoff game at Nissan Stadium Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 in Nashville, Tenn.

Tennessee Titans edge rusher Harold Landry III is following up a career season with a big-time honor.

For the first time in his NFL career, the former Pine Forest High School star is set to participate in the Pro Bowl, the Titans announced Wednesday morning.

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Originally an alternate, Landry has been chosen to replace Los Angeles Chargers edge rusher Joey Bosa, who is unable to participate due to injury.

Landry led the Titans and ranked 10th in the NFL in sacks with 12 this season. A second round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the 25-year-old outside linebacker paced the league in QB hurries (21) and ranked seventh in pressures (49).

Landry finished with 75 tackles, including 14 tackles for loss this season. He capped his year with 1.5 sacks and six tackles in the Titans’ playoff loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Over the last four years, he has played in 64 of 65 regular-season games with starts in every contest over the past three seasons.

The Pro Bowl is scheduled to be played Feb. 6 in Las Vegas.

Staff writer Rodd Baxley can be reached at rbaxley@fayobserver.com.

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