Kyle Juszczyk calls DeForest Buckner snub ‘a really big surprise’

Niners fullback is headed to the NFL all-star game for 3rd time

Karl Buscheck
December 19, 2018 - 11:03 am

Kyle Juszczyk, fullback extraordinaire, and now three-time Pro Bowler, swung by “Joe, Lo & Dibs” on Wednesday morning.

Juszczyk will be headed to Orlando for the all-star festivities alongside tight end George Kittle, but DeForest Buckner (an alternate), Richard Sherman and Joe Staley won’t be on hand.

Juszczyk was shocked that Bucker, in particular, didn’t get the nod. The defensive tackle has 11 sacks, the most since Aldon Smith racked up 19.5 in 2012.

"It's a really big surprise," Juszczyk said on 95.7 The Game. "DeFo especially, I thought he was a shoo-in. I thought there's no chance he didn't make it because I think he's extremely deserving.

“I mean, his numbers absolutely say it but you just watch any Niners game, you just see how he can take over on the defensive line.”

"But, guys like Staley and Sherman, I think those guys definitely deserve the nod as well. They both have been having phenomenal years.

"There's a lot of guys out there that I think deserve it,” Juszczyk added. “But it's tough when you're 4-10. You don't always get the most exposure. It's kind of hard to validate tons of Pro Bowl picks when you have that record."

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