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NFL Stars Take Center Stage As 2013 Pro Bowl Kicks Off Super Bowl Week

January 23, 2013
Richmond High School



The NFL’s best will be in the spotlight on Sunday, January 27 (7:00 PM ET, NBC) as the 2013 Pro Bowl kicks off Super Bowl Week.

 

The NFL All-Star Game will take place once again at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii and will be the signature event to start the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans (Sunday, February 3, CBS).

 

“It’s a tremendous honor and I am very humbled to receive this recognition,” says Denver quarterback PEYTON MANNING, whose 12 All-Star selections are the most for a quarterback in AFC-NFC Pro Bowl history. “Being voted to the Pro Bowl by your opponents, their coaches and of course the fans means a great deal to me, especially when you consider how many other quarterbacks in the AFC had outstanding seasons. This recognition shows that our offensive line did a great job with protection. It shows that our wide receivers and tight ends made a lot of plays.”

 

For the fourth consecutive year, the Pro Bowl will be played the week before the Super Bowl. The 2012 Pro Bowl on NBC was watched by an average of 12.5 million viewers, making it the most-watched All-Star game of any sport for the third consecutive year.

 

Last year, the AFC set a single-game Pro Bowl scoring record by defeating the NFC, 59-41. Miami Dolphins wide receiver BRANDON MARSHALL, who had six catches for 176 yards with a Pro Bowl-record four touchdowns, was named the MVP of the 2012 Pro Bowl. The 2013 game is the 43rd between the AFC and NFC All-Stars with the all-time series tied, 21-21.

 

The 43-man teams are comprised of 21 offensive and 17 defensive players plus five specialists, including a long snapper.  The AFC All-Star team will be led by JOHN FOX and the coaches from the Denver Broncos while MIKE

MC CARTHY and the Green Bay Packers’ coaching staff will guide the NFC Pro Bowl squad for the second consecutive year.

 

The NFL is the only professional sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players in determining its All-Star teams. The consensus vote of each group counts one-third towards the total. Each team submits two ballots – those of the coach and the players with no one permitted to vote for a player on his own team. This year, more than 100 million fan votes were cast on NFL.com and mobile devices.

 

Under terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each player on the winning Pro Bowl team receives $50,000, while each player on the losing squad earns $25,000.

 

The Pro Bowl was held consecutively from 1980 to 2009 at Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium, moved to Sun Life Stadium in South Florida in 2010 and then returned to Hawaii in 2011.

 

Fans can purchase tickets to the 2013 Pro Bowl at www.NFL.com/probowl or www.ticketmaster.com. Fans may also call 1-800-745-3000 or visit the Aloha Stadium box office.


2013 AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE ALL-STARS

(Starters listed in Bold)

(Non-participating players listed in Italics)

(* Replacing non-participating player)

(+ Need player selected by head coach)

 

OFFENSE

 

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

A.J. Green, Cincinnati

 

*

Owen Daniels, Houston

 

Andre Johnson, Houston

 

*

Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati

*

Demaryius Thomas, Denver

 

 

Rob Gronkowski, New England

 

Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis

 

 

Heath Miller, Pittsburgh

 

Wes Welker, New England

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

TACKLES

 

 

Tom Brady, New England

 

Duane Brown, Houston

 

*

Andrew Luck, Indianapolis

 

Ryan Clady, Denver

 

 

Peyton Manning, Denver

 

Joe Thomas, Cleveland

 

 

Matt Schaub, Houston

*

Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUARDS

 

 

RUNNING BACKS

*

Zane Beadles, Denver

 

 

Jamaal Charles, Kansas City

*

Richie Incognito, Miami

 

 

Arian Foster, Houston

 

Logan Mankins, New England

 

 

Ray Rice, Baltimore

 

Wade Smith, Houston

 

*

C.J. Spiller, Buffalo

 

Marshal Yanda, Baltimore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULLBACK

 

CENTERS

 

 

Vonta Leach, Baltimore

 

Chris Myers, Houston

 

*

Marcel Reece, Oakland

 

Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh

 

 

 

 

DEFENSE

 

 

ENDS

 

 

INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS

 

Elvis Dumervil, Denver

 

 

Derrick Johnson, Kansas City

 

Cameron Wake, Miami

 

 

Jerod Mayo, New England

 

J.J. Watt, Houston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORNERBACKS

 

INTERIOR LINEMAN

 

 

Champ Bailey, Denver

 

Geno Atkins, Cincinnati

 

 

Antonio Cromartie, New York Jets

 

Haloti Ngata, Baltimore

 

 

Johnathan Joseph, Houston

*

Randy Starks, Miami

 

 

 

 

Vince Wilfork, New England

 

 

STRONG SAFETIES

*

Kyle Williams, Buffalo

 

 

Eric Berry, Kansas City

 

 

 

 

LaRon Landry, New York Jets

 

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

 

 

 

 

Tamba Hali, Kansas City

 

 

FREE SAFETY

 

Robert Mathis, Indianapolis

 

*

Jairus Byrd, Buffalo

 

Von Miller, Denver

 

 

Ed Reed, Baltimore

 

SPECIALISTS

 

 

PUNTER

 

 

KICK RETURN SPECIALIST

 

Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City

 

*

Joshua Cribbs, Cleveland

 

 

 

 

Jacoby Jones, Baltimore

 

PLACEKICKER

 

 

 

 

Phil Dawson, Cleveland

 

 

SPECIAL TEAMER

 

 

 

 

Matthew Slater, New England

 

LONG SNAPPER

 

 

 

+

John Denney, Miami

 

 

 

 


2013 NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE ALL-STARS

(Starters listed in Bold)

(Non-participating players listed in Italics)

(* Replacing non-participating player)

(+ Need player selected by head coach)

 

OFFENSE

 

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

Victor Cruz, New York Giants

 

 

Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta

*

Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona

 

 

Jason Witten, Dallas

*

Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay

 

 

 

 

Calvin Johnson, Detroit

 

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

Julio Jones, Atlanta

 

*

Drew Brees, New Orleans

 

Brandon Marshall, Chicago

 

 

Robert Griffin III, Washington

 

 

 

*

Eli Manning, New York Giants

 

TACKLES

 

 

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay

*

Jermon Bushrod, New Orleans

 

 

Matt Ryan, Atlanta

 

Russell Okung, Seattle

 

*

Russell Wilson, Seattle

 

Joe Staley, San Francisco

 

 

 

 

Trent Williams, Washington

 

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

 

 

 

Frank Gore, San Francisco

 

GUARDS

 

 

Marshawn Lynch, Seattle

 

Jahri Evans, New Orleans

 

*

Doug Martin, Tampa Bay

 

Mike Iupati, San Francisco

 

 

Adrian Peterson, Minnesota

*

Josh Sitton, Green Bay

 

 

 

 

Chris Snee, New York Giants

 

 

FULLBACK

 

 

 

 

Jerome Felton, Minnesota

 

CENTERS

 

 

 

 

Jeff Saturday, Green Bay

 

 

 

 

Max Unger, Seattle

 

 

 

 

DEFENSE

 

 

ENDS

 

 

INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS

 

Jared Allen, Minnesota

 

 

NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco

 

Julius Peppers, Chicago

 

*

London Fletcher, Washington

 

Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants

 

*

Daryl Washington, Arizona

 

 

 

 

Patrick Willis, San Francisco

 

INTERIOR LINEMEN

 

 

 

 

Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay

 

 

CORNERBACKS

 

Henry Melton, Chicago

 

 

Tim Jennings, Chicago

*

Ndamukong Suh, Detroit

 

 

Patrick Peterson, Arizona

 

Justin Smith, San Francisco

 

 

Charles Tillman, Chicago

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

 

 

STRONG SAFETY

*

Chad Greenway, Minnesota

 

*

William Moore, Atlanta

*

Ryan Kerrigan, Washington

 

 

Donte Whitner, San Francisco

 

Clay Matthews, Green Bay

 

 

 

 

Aldon Smith, San Francisco

 

 

FREE SAFETIES

*

Anthony Spencer, Dallas

 

*

Thomas DeCoud, Atlanta

 

DeMarcus Ware, Dallas

 

 

Dashon Goldson, San Francisco

 

 

 

 

Earl Thomas, Seattle

 

SPECIALISTS

 

 

PUNTER

 

 

KICK RETURN SPECIALIST

 

Thomas Morstead, New Orleans

 

 

Leon Washington, Seattle

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLACEKICKER

 

 

SPECIAL TEAMER

 

Blair Walsh, Minnesota

 

 

Lorenzo Alexander, Washington

 

 

 

 

 

 

LONG SNAPPER

 

 

 

+

Don Muhlbach, Detroit

 

 

 


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