Former Madison Central Indians offensive lineman Larry Warford was named to his third straight Pro Bowl team this afternoon. He replaces Zack Martin of the Dallas Cowboys who is unable to play in the Pro Bowl due to injury.
Warford played for Madison Central for two seasons where he became a two-year all-state honoree. In his senior year, he was named a first-team all-state selection by the AP and Courier Journal. He was a three star recruit out of high school and ranked the 30th best guard in the country. He chose UK over Auburn and Louisville.
He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 3rd round of the draft. In his rookie season, Warford became an immediate starter at right guard for the Lions, and he did not give up a sack the entire 2013 season. He was named Rookie of the Year by one publication. He was named the 2013 recipient of the Detroit Lions/Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association Rookie of the Year Award. Warford started all 16 regular-season games as a rookie. On March 9, 2017, Warford signed a four-year, $34 million contract with the New Orleans Saints. In his first season in New Orleans, he started 14 games at right guard, missing two games due to an abdomen injury, on his way to his first Pro Bowl.
His career stats he has played in 101 games and stated every one of them. In seven seasons in the NFL he has only committed 17 penalties.