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2017 PRO BOWL PLAYERS REVEALED

RE-IMAGINED PRO BOWL WEEK CULMINATES WITH TRADITIONAL AFC-NFC MATCHUP

AT CAMPING WORLD STADIUM IN ORLANDO ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 29

The NFL announced the AFC and NFC All-Stars for the 2017 Pro Bowl, which will be played on Sunday, January 29, 2017 and simulcast live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 8:00 PM ET from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

The 2017 Pro Bowl will feature a return to the traditional AFC vs. NFC format following three years using a revised, “unconferenced” structure.

The Pro Bowl players were determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counted one-third toward determining the 86 Pro Bowl selections announced today. Two additional “need” players will be chosen by each head coach and must be long snappers. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its all-star teams. In 1995, the NFL became the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting.

Pro Football Hall of Fame running back JEROME BETTIS, All-Pro tight end TONY GONZALEZ, two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl XXXV MVP RAY LEWIS, and former NFL Defensive Player of the Year and All-Pro defensive back CHARLES WOODSON will serve as 2017 Pro Bowl Legends Captains.

Bettis (offense) and Lewis (defense) will lead the AFC, while Gonzalez (offense) and Woodson (defense) will lead the NFC. During Pro Bowl Week, the four Legends Captains will serve as mentors for the Pro Bowl players, coach practices, and be present on the sidelines on gameday. The NFL legends on both teams will also be assisted by two active player captains.

Twenty-three of the players named to the Pro Bowl today are first-time All-Stars, including three rookies – running back EZEKIEL ELLIOTT and quarterback DAK PRESCOTT of Dallas and return specialist TYREEK HILL of Kansas City.

Twenty-six teams had at least one player selected to the 2017 Pro Bowl and 23 clubs had multiple players chosen as All-Stars. The Oakland Raiders placed a league-best seven players on the Pro Bowl roster, while the Atlanta Falcons led the NFC with six players selected.

The 2017 Pro Bowl coaching staffs will be from the losing teams in the AFC and NFC Divisional playoffs with the best regular-season records.

Under terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each player on the winning Pro Bowl team receives $61,000, while each player on the losing squad earns $30,000.

Tickets to the 2017 Pro Bowl are on sale through NFL.com/ProBowlOnSale.

This year, the Pro Bowl is more than just a matchup of the NFL’s biggest stars.  It’s a week-long celebration that will unite and inspire the entire football community. The 2017 Pro Bowl players and Legends Captains will take part in an unprecedented number of youth activities and community events during Pro Bowl Week in Orlando. Also new this year, the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, pitting AFC and NFC All-Stars against each other in unique competitions, will air during Pro Bowl Week on Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN.

 

2017 PRO BOWL PLAYERS BY POSITION

(*First-time Pro Bowl selection; Bold/Italic: Starter)

AFC

OFFENSE (21) 

 QUARTERBACKS (3)  TIGHT ENDS (2)
 Tom Brady, New England  Travis Kelce, Kansas City
 Derek Carr, Oakland  Delanie Walker, Tennessee
 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh   
    TACKLES (3)
 WIDE RECEIVERS (4) *Taylor Lewan, Tennessee
 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh  Donald Penn, Oakland
 Amari Cooper, Oakland  Joe Thomas, Cleveland
 A.J. Green, Cincinnati   
 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis  GUARDS (3)
    David DeCastro, Pittsburgh
 RUNNING BACKS (3) *Kelechi Osemele, Oakland
 Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh  Marshal Yanda, Baltimore
 LeSean McCoy, Buffalo   
 DeMarco Murray, Tennessee  CENTERS (2)
   *Rodney Hudson, Oakland
 FULLBACK (1)  Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh
*Kyle Juszczyk, Baltimore   

 

DEFENSE (18)

 DEFENSIVE ENDS (3)  INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2)
*Jadeveon Clowney, Houston *Dont’a Hightower, New England
 Khalil Mack, Oakland  C.J. Mosley, Baltimore
 Cameron Wake, Miami   
    CORNERBACKS (4)
 INTERIOR LINEMEN (3)  Chris Harris, Jr., Denver
 Geno Atkins, Cincinnati *Casey Hayward, San Diego
 Jurrell Casey, Tennessee  Marcus Peters, Kansas City
 Ndamukong Suh, Miami  Aqib Talib, Denver
     
 OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3)  FREE SAFETIES (2)
 Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo  Devin McCourty, New England
 Von Miller, Denver  Reggie Nelson, Oakland
 Brian Orakpo, Tennessee   
    STRONG SAFETY (1)
    Eric Berry, Kansas City

 

SPECIALISTS (4)

 PUNTER (1)  RETURN SPECIALIST (1)
 Pat McAfee, Indianapolis *Tyreek Hill, Kansas City
     
 PLACEKICKERS (1)  SPECIAL TEAMER (1)
 Justin Tucker, Baltimore  Matthew Slater, New England

NFC

OFFENSE (21)

 QUARTERBACKS (3)  TIGHT ENDS (2)
*Dak Prescott, Dallas  Greg Olsen, Carolina
 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay *Jordan Reed, Washington
 Matt Ryan, Atlanta   
    TACKLES (3)
 WIDE RECEIVERS (4)  Jason Peters, Philadelphia
 Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants  Tyron Smith, Dallas
*Mike Evans, Tampa Bay  Trent Williams, Washington
 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona   
 Julio Jones, Atlanta  GUARDS (3)
   *T.J. Lang, Green Bay
 RUNNING BACKS (3)  Zack Martin, Dallas
*Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas *Brandon Scherff, Washington
 Devonta Freeman, Atlanta   
*David Johnson, Arizona  CENTERS (2)
    Travis Frederick, Dallas
 FULLBACK (1)  Alex Mack, Atlanta
 Mike Tolbert, Carolina   

 

DEFENSE (18)

 DEFENSIVE ENDS (3)  INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2)
*Cliff Avril, Seattle  Luke Kuechly, Carolina
 Michael Bennett, Seattle  Bobby Wagner, Seattle
 Everson Griffen, Minnesota   
    CORNERBACKS (4)
 INTERIOR LINEMEN (3) *Janoris Jenkins, New York Giants
 Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia  Patrick Peterson, Arizona
 Aaron Donald, Los Angeles *Xavier Rhodes, Minnesota
 Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay  Richard Sherman, Seattle
     
 OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3)  FREE SAFETIES (2)
*Vic Beasley, Atlanta *Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Green Bay
 Thomas Davis, Carolina  Harrison Smith, Minnesota
 Ryan Kerrigan, Washington   
    STRONG SAFETY (1)
   *Landon Collins, New York Giants

 

SPECIALISTS (4) 

 PUNTER (1)  RETURN SPECIALIST (1)
 Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles  Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota
     
 PLACEKICKERS (1)  SPECIAL TEAMER (1)
*Matt Bryant, Atlanta *Dwayne Harris, New York Giants

2017 PRO BOWL PLAYERS BY CLUB

 

PLAYERPOSITIONPRO BOWLS 
    
ARIZONA (3)   
Larry FitzgeraldWide Receiver10 
David JohnsonRunning Back1 
Patrick PetersonCornerback6 
    
ATLANTA (6)   
Vic BeasleyOutside Linebacker1 
Matt BryantPlacekicker1 
Devonta FreemanRunning Back2 
Julio JonesWide Receiver4 
Alex MackCenter4 
Matt RyanQuarterback4 
    
BALTIMORE (4)   
Kyle JuszczykFullback1 
C.J. MosleyInside/Middle Linebacker2 
Justin TuckerPlacekicker2 
Marshal YandaGuard6 
    
BUFFALO (2)   
Lorenzo AlexanderOutside Linebacker2 
LeSean McCoyRunning Back5 
    
CAROLINA (4)   
Thomas DavisOutside Linebacker2 
Luke KuechlyInside/Middle Linebacker4 
Greg OlsenTight End3 
Mike TolbertFullback3 
    
CINCINNATI (2)   
Geno AtkinsInterior Lineman5 
A.J. GreenWide Receiver6 
    
CLEVELAND (1)   
Joe ThomasTackle10 
    
DALLAS (5)   
Ezekiel ElliottRunning Back1 
Travis FrederickCenter3 
Zack MartinGuard3 
Dak PrescottQuarterback1 
Tyron SmithTackle4 
    
DENVER (3)   
Chris Harris, Jr.Cornerback3 
Von MillerOutside Linebacker5 
Aqib TalibCornerback4 
    
GREEN BAY (3)   
Ha Ha Clinton-DixFree Safety1 
T.J. LangGuard1 
Aaron RodgersQuarterback6 
    
HOUSTON (1)   
Jadeveon ClowneyDefensive End1 
    
INDIANAPOLIS (2)   
T.Y. HiltonWide Receiver3 
Pat McAfeePunter2 
    
KANSAS CITY (4)   
Eric BerryStrong Safety5 
Tyreek HillReturn Specialist1 
Travis KelceTight End2 
Marcus PetersCornerback2 
    
LOS ANGELES (2)   
Aaron DonaldInterior Lineman3 
Johnny HekkerPunter3 
    
MIAMI (2)   
Ndamukong SuhInterior Lineman5 
Cameron WakeDefensive End5 
    
MINNESOTA (4)   
Everson GriffenDefensive End2 
Cordarrelle PattersonReturn Specialist2 
Xavier RhodesCornerback1 
Harrison SmithFree Safety2 
    
NEW ENGLAND (4)   
Tom BradyQuarterback12 
Dont’a HightowerInside/Middle Linebacker1 
Devin McCourtyFree Safety2 
Matthew SlaterSpecial Teamer6 
    
NEW YORK GIANTS (4)   
Odell Beckham, Jr.Wide Receiver3 
Landon CollinsStrong Safety1 
Dwayne HarrisSpecial Teamer1 
Janoris JenkinsCornerback1 
    
OAKLAND (7)   
Derek CarrQuarterback2 
Amari CooperWide Receiver2 
Rodney HudsonCenter1 
Khalil MackDefensive End2 
Reggie NelsonFree Safety2 
Kelechi OsemeleGuard1 
Donald PennTackle2 
    
PHILADELPHIA (2)   
Fletcher CoxInterior Lineman2 
Jason PetersTackle9 
    
PITTSBURGH (5)   
Le’Veon BellRunning Back2 
Antonio BrownWide Receiver5 
David DeCastroGuard2 
Maurkice PounceyCenter5 
Ben RoethlisbergerQuarterback5 
    
SAN DIEGO (1)   
Casey HaywardCornerback1
SEATTLE (4)  
Cliff AvrilDefensive End1
Michael BennettDefensive End2
Richard ShermanCornerback4
Bobby WagnerInside/Middle Linebacker3
   
TAMPA BAY (2)  
Mike EvansWide Receiver1
Gerald McCoyInterior Lineman5
   
TENNESSEE (5)  
Jurrell CaseyInterior Lineman2
Taylor LewanTackle1
DeMarco MurrayRunning Back3
Brian OrakpoOutside Linebacker4
Delanie WalkerTight End2
   
WASHINGTON (4)  
Ryan KerriganOutside Linebacker2
Jordan ReedTight End1
Brandon ScherffGuard1
Trent WilliamsTackle5

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