[KC Chiefs.com] USA Today announced on Tuesday that Chiefs C Casey Wiegmann has been named to the All-Joe Team for a fourth consecutive year. Those four All-Joe selections are the most of any player in team history since the inception of the award in ’92.
The All-Joe Team takes its name from former Chiefs DT Joe Phillips who played 14 seasons for Kansas City, San Diego and Minnesota before retiring in ’99. According to USA Today’s Larry Weisman, the All-Joe Team is represented by “hard-working, overlooked, underappreciated player(s) who do the dirty work simply because that’s (their) lot in life.”
Wiegmann has started 78 consecutive games at center for the Chiefs dating back to 2001 and anchors one of the NFL’s top offensive lines. Is richly-deserving of postseason recognition for his consistently high level of play, but is frequently overlooked due to the other highly-decorated members of the Kansas City offensive line whom he plays with, leading Weisman to say of Wiegmann: “Belongs in the luggage of Willie Roaf, Will Shields and Brian Waters when they pack for the Pro Bowl.”