A Canadian media outlet is hoping to help send Shaun Suisham to the 2015 Pro Bowl.
The Chatham Kent Sports Network’s Ian Kennedy reported in a recent post that Suisham’s performance this season gives him a good chance of being named to the Pro Bowl.
Suisham, who is now in his 10th NFL season, has gone 18-for-20 on field goal attempts, and is 100% on point after attempts this season.
Kennedy also points out that the Wallaceburg, Ontario native is also averaging 63 yards per kick on kickoffs. http://cksn.ca/2014/11/shaun-suisham-pro-bowl-ballot/
Kennedy notes that Canadians can help send one of their own to the Pro Bowl by voting http://www.steelers.com/fan-zone/official-2015-pro-bowl.html until January 9, 2015.
The 2015 NFL Pro Bowl is scheduled to take place January 25, 2015.
The 32-year-old Suisham will reportedly make US$1.425 million this season, the final year of a four-year contract signed in 2011.
“Being part of the Pittsburgh Steelers, being part of this organization since I got here has been wonderful,” the South Western Ontario native told the Citizen before the season. “I’m super excited and very grateful for the extension.”
Suisham connected on 30-of-32 field goal attempts in 2013, establishing a Steelers record with a 93.8 conversion mark. His 30 field goals made tied as the third-most in team history and his 129 points ranked fifth-most in a single season.
Since re-joining the Steelers in 2010, Suisham has made 95-of-109 field goals and each of his 128 point after tries for 412 points. He ranks first in Steelers history with an 87.2 field goal conversion mark and fifth in field goals made (95).
Suisham entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Bowling Green with Pittsburgh in 2005. He had two stints with the Dallas Cowboys (2005-06, 2009) and Washington Redskins (2006-2009). In his career, Suisham has made 182-of-219 field goals and 229-of-231 point after tries for 775 points in 112 games played.
In 1999 Suisham was named Conference Offensive MVP, setting school and Ontario field goal records while attending at Wallaceburg District Secondary.