Dielman Selected to Third Pro Bowl
Dec. 29, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Former Hoosier and current San Diego guard Kris Dielman was selected to his third Pro Bowl Tuesday evening. Dielman has started all 15 games for the NFL's second-highest scoring offense.
"It's always an honor," Dielman told Chargers.com. "I'm lucky to have a lot of great teammates around me that help me. Playing next to Marcus (McNeill) and Scott (Mruczkowski) and Nick (Hardwick), having Philip (Rivers), I know I benefit a lot from those guys. (Offensive line coach) Hal Hunter is another guy that's really helped me get to this point in my career."
Voted one the Greatest San Diego Chargers of all-time earlier in the season, Dielman and the Chargers are 12-3 on the season. They clinched the AFC West and the second seed in the AFC.
A two-time honorable mention All-Big Ten at IU from 1999-02, Dielman played both tight end and defensive tackle. He was named the team's most valuable player in 2002 after leading the Hoosiers with five sacks and 14 tackles for loss.
The Goshen, Ind., native finished his career with 62 tackles in 23 games with the defense. Dielman posted 26 catches for 361 yards and five touchdowns at tight end.
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