Friday 19 January 2018 / 04:02 AM

PRO BOWL PLAYERS ANNOUNCED

PRO BOWL WEEK CULMINATES WITH AFC-NFC MATCHUP

AT CAMPING WORLD STADIUM IN ORLANDO ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 28

The NFL announced the AFC and NFC All-Stars for the 2018 Pro Bowl, which kicks off at a new start time of 3:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 28, and will be televised live from Camping World Stadium on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC.

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 Famer and 11-time Pro Bowler DERRICK BROOKS, three-time Pro Bowler WARRICK DUNN, Pro Football Hall of Famer and six-time Pro Bowler JASON TAYLOR and Pro Football Hall of Famer and five-time Pro Bowler LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON will serve as 2018 Pro Bowl Legends Captains.

Tomlinson (offense) and Taylor (defense) will lead the AFC, while Dunn (offense) and Brooks (defense) will lead the NFC. The four Legends Captains, who were collectively selected to 25 Pro Bowls, will serve as mentors for the Pro Bowl players and be present on the sidelines on gameday.

Twenty-four of the players selected to the Pro Bowl today are first-time All-Stars, including four rookies – running back ALVIN KAMARA and cornerback MARSHON LATTIMORE of New Orleans, running back KAREEM HUNT of Kansas City and special teamer BUDDA BAKER of Arizona.

Twenty-seven teams had at least one player selected to the 2018 Pro Bowl and 21 clubs had multiple players chosen as All-Stars. The Pittsburgh Steelers placed a league-best eight players on the Pro Bowl roster, while the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles led the NFC with six players selected each.

The 2018 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 $64,000, while each player on the losing squad earns $32,000.

Tickets to the 2018 Pro Bowl are on sale now at ProBowl.com.

Tickets to the game start at $45 and are on sale now at ProBowl.com. Last year’s sold-out event – the Pro Bowl’s first time in Orlando – featured a capacity crowd of more than 60,000. Fans may visit ProBowl.com for additional information on Pro Bowl Week, which features a variety of free, family-friendly events in Orlando

 

2018 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  Rob Gronkowski, New England
 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh  Travis Kelce, Kansas City
 Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers   
    TACKLES (3)
 WIDE RECEIVERS (4)  Taylor Lewan, Tennessee
*Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers  Donald Penn, Oakland
 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh *Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh
 A.J. Green, Cincinnati   
 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston  GUARDS (3)
    David DeCastro, Pittsburgh
 RUNNING BACKS (3)  Richie Incognito, Buffalo
 Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh  Kelechi Osemele, Oakland
*Kareem Hunt, Kansas City   
 LeSean McCoy, Buffalo  CENTERS (2)
    Rodney Hudson, Oakland
 FULLBACK (1)  Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh
*James Develin, New England   

 

DEFENSE (18)

 DEFENSIVE ENDS (3)  INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2)
*Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers  C.J. Mosley, Baltimore
 Calais Campbell, Jacksonville  Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh
 Khalil Mack, Oakland   
    CORNERBACKS (4)
 INTERIOR LINEMEN (3) *A.J. Bouye, Jacksonville
 Geno Atkins, Cincinnati  Casey Hayward, Los Angeles Chargers
 Jurrell Casey, Tennessee *Jalen Ramsey, Jacksonville
*Malik Jackson, Jacksonville  Aqib Talib, Denver
     
 OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3)  FREE SAFETY (1)
 Jadeveon Clowney, Houston  Eric Weddle, Baltimore
 Von Miller, Denver   
 Terrell Suggs, Baltimore  STRONG SAFETIES (2)
   *Micah Hyde, Buffalo
    Reshad Jones, Miami

 

SPECIALISTS (4)

 PUNTER (1)  RETURN SPECIALIST (1)
*Brett Kern, Tennessee  Tyreek Hill, Kansas City
     
 PLACEKICKER (1)  SPECIAL TEAMER (1)
*Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh  Matthew Slater, New England

 

NFC

OFFENSE (21)

 QUARTERBACKS (3)  TIGHT ENDS (2)
 Drew Brees, New Orleans *Zach Ertz, Philadelphia
*Carson Wentz, Philadelphia  Jimmy Graham, Seattle
 Russell Wilson, Seattle   
    TACKLES (3)
 WIDE RECEIVERS (4) *Lane Johnson, Philadelphia
 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona  Tyron Smith, Dallas
 Julio Jones, Atlanta  Trent Williams, Washington
*Adam Thielen, Minnesota   
*Michael Thomas, New Orleans  GUARDS (3)
   *Brandon Brooks, Philadelphia
 RUNNING BACKS (3)  Zack Martin, Dallas
 Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams  Brandon Scherff, Washington
 Mark Ingram, New Orleans   
*Alvin Kamara, New Orleans  CENTERS (2)
    Travis Frederick, Dallas
 FULLBACK (1)  Alex Mack, Atlanta
 Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco   

 

DEFENSE (18)

 DEFENSIVE ENDS (3)  INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2)
 Everson Griffen, Minnesota  Luke Kuechly, Carolina
 Cameron Jordan, New Orleans  Bobby Wagner, Seattle
*Demarcus Lawrence, Dallas   
    CORNERBACKS (4)
 INTERIOR LINEMEN (3) *Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans
 Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia  Patrick Peterson, Arizona
 Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams  Xavier Rhodes, Minnesota
 Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay *Darius Slay, Detroit
     
 OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3)  FREE SAFETY (1)
 Anthony Barr, Minnesota  Earl Thomas, Seattle
 Chandler Jones, Arizona   
 Ryan Kerrigan, Washington  STRONG SAFETIES (2)
    Landon Collins, New York Giants
    Malcolm Jenkins, Philadelphia

 

SPECIALISTS (4)

 PUNTER (1)  RETURN SPECIALIST (1)
 Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams *Pharoh Cooper, Los Angeles Rams
     
 PLACEKICKER (1)  SPECIAL TEAMER (1)
*Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams *Budda Baker, Arizona

 

2018 PRO BOWL PLAYERS BY CLUB

PLAYERPOSITIONPRO BOWLS 
    
ARIZONA (4)   
Budda BakerSpecial Teamer1 
Larry FitzgeraldWide Receiver11 
Chandler JonesOutside Linebacker2 
Patrick PetersonCornerback7 
    
ATLANTA (2)   
Julio JonesWide Receiver5 
Alex MackCenter5 
    
BALTIMORE (3)   
C.J. MosleyInside/Middle Linebacker3 
Terrell SuggsOutside Linebacker7 
Eric WeddleFree Safety5 
    
BUFFALO (3)   
Micah HydeStrong Safety1 
Richie IncognitoGuard4 
LeSean McCoyRunning Back6 
    
CAROLINA (1)   
Luke KuechlyInside/Middle Linebacker5 
    
CINCINNATI (2)   
Geno AtkinsInterior Lineman6 
A.J. GreenWide Receiver7 
    
DALLAS (4)   
Travis FrederickCenter4 
Demarcus LawrenceDefensive End1 
Zack MartinGuard4 
Tyron SmithTackle5 
    
DENVER (2)   
Von MillerOutside Linebacker6 
Aqib TalibCornerback5 
    
DETROIT (1)   
Darius SlayCornerback1 
    
HOUSTON (2)   
Jadeveon ClowneyOutside Linebacker2 
DeAndre HopkinsWide Receiver2 
    
JACKSONVILLE (4)   
A.J. BouyeCornerback1 
Calais CampbellDefensive End3 
Malik JacksonInterior Lineman1 
Jalen RamseyCornerback1 
    
KANSAS CITY (3)   
Tyreek HillReturn Specialist2 
Kareem HuntRunning Back1 
Travis KelceTight End3 
    
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (4)   
Keenan AllenWide Receiver1 
Joey BosaDefensive End1 
Casey HaywardCornerback2 
Philip RiversQuarterback7 
    
LOS ANGELES RAMS (5)   
Pharoh CooperReturn Specialist1 
Aaron DonaldInterior Lineman4 
Todd GurleyRunning Back2 
Johnny HekkerPunter4 
Greg ZuerleinPlacekicker1 
    
MIAMI (1)   
Reshad JonesStrong Safety2 
    
MINNESOTA (4)   
Anthony BarrOutside Linebacker3 
Everson GriffenDefensive End3 
Xavier RhodesCornerback2 
Adam ThielenWide Receiver1 
    
NEW ENGLAND (4)   
Tom BradyQuarterback13 
James DevelinFullback1 
Rob GronkowskiTight End5 
Matthew SlaterSpecial Teamer7 
    
NEW ORLEANS (6)   
Drew BreesQuarterback11 
Mark IngramRunning Back2 
Cameron JordanDefensive End3 
Alvin KamaraRunning Back1 
Marshon LattimoreCornerback1 
Michael ThomasWide Receiver1 
    
NEW YORK GIANTS (1)   
Landon CollinsStrong Safety2 
    
OAKLAND (4)   
Rodney HudsonCenter2 
Khalil MackDefensive End3 
Kelechi OsemeleGuard2 
Donald PennTackle3 
    
PHILADELPHIA (6)   
Brandon BrooksGuard1 
Fletcher CoxInterior Lineman3 
Zach ErtzTight End1 
Malcolm JenkinsStrong Safety2 
Lane JohnsonTackle1 
Carson WentzQuarterback1 
    
PITTSBURGH (8)   
Le’Veon BellRunning Back3 
Chris BoswellPlacekicker1 
Antonio BrownWide Receiver6 
David DeCastroGuard3 
Maurkice PounceyCenter5 
Ben RoethlisbergerQuarterback6 
Ryan ShazierInside/Middle Linebacker2 
Alejandro VillanuevaTackle1 
    
SAN FRANCISCO (1)   
Kyle JuszczykFullback2 
    
SEATTLE (4)   
Jimmy GrahamTight End5 
Earl ThomasFree Safety6 
Bobby WagnerInside/Middle Linebacker4 
Russell WilsonQuarterback5 
    
TAMPA BAY (1)   
Gerald McCoyInterior Lineman6 
    
TENNESSEE (3)   
Jurrell CaseyInterior Lineman3 
Brett KernPunter1 
Taylor LewanTackle2 
    
WASHINGTON (3)   
Ryan KerriganOutside Linebacker3 
Brandon ScherffGuard2 
Trent WilliamsTackle6

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