2017 PRO BOWL PLAYERS ANNOUNCED

PRO BOWL WEEK CULMINATES WITH MATCHUP IN ORLANDO ON 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

PLAYER

POSITION

PRO BOWLS

ARIZONA (3)

Larry Fitzgerald

Wide Receiver

10

David Johnson

Running Back

1

Patrick Peterson

Cornerback

6

ATLANTA (6)

Vic Beasley

Outside Linebacker

1

Matt Bryant

Placekicker

1

Devonta Freeman

Running Back

2

Julio Jones

Wide Receiver

4

Alex Mack

Center

4

Matt Ryan

Quarterback

4

BALTIMORE (4)

Kyle Juszczyk

Fullback

1

C.J. Mosley

Inside/Middle Linebacker

2

Justin Tucker

Placekicker

2

Marshal Yanda

Guard

6

 

BUFFALO (2)

Lorenzo Alexander

Outside Linebacker

2

LeSean McCoy

Running Back

5

CAROLINA (4)

Thomas Davis

Outside Linebacker

2

Luke Kuechly

Inside/Middle Linebacker

4

Greg Olsen

Tight End

3

Mike Tolbert

Fullback

3

CINCINNATI (2)

Geno Atkins

Interior Lineman

5

A.J. Green

Wide Receiver

6

CLEVELAND (1)

Joe Thomas

Tackle

10

DALLAS (5)

Ezekiel Elliott

Running Back

1

Travis Frederick

Center

3

Zack Martin

Guard

3

Dak Prescott

Quarterback

1

Tyron Smith

Tackle

4

DENVER (3)

Chris Harris, Jr.

Cornerback

3

Von Miller

Outside Linebacker

5

Aqib Talib

Cornerback

4

GREEN BAY (3)

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Free Safety

1

T.J. Lang

Guard

1

Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback

6

HOUSTON (1)

Jadeveon Clowney

Defensive End

1

INDIANAPOLIS (2)

T.Y. Hilton

Wide Receiver

3

Pat McAfee

Punter

2

 

KANSAS CITY (4)

Eric Berry

Strong Safety

5

Tyreek Hill

Return Specialist

1

Travis Kelce

Tight End

2

Marcus Peters

Cornerback

2

LOS ANGELES (2)

Aaron Donald

Interior Lineman

3

Johnny Hekker

Punter

3

MIAMI (2)

Ndamukong Suh

Interior Lineman

5

Cameron Wake

Defensive End

5

MINNESOTA (4)

Everson Griffen

Defensive End

2

Cordarrelle Patterson

Return Specialist

2

Xavier Rhodes

Cornerback

1

Harrison Smith

Free Safety

2

NEW ENGLAND (4)

Tom Brady

Quarterback

12

Dont’a Hightower

Inside/Middle Linebacker

1

Devin McCourty

Free Safety

2

Matthew Slater

Special Teamer

6

 

NEW YORK GIANTS (4)

Odell Beckham, Jr.

Wide Receiver

3

Landon Collins

Strong Safety

1

Dwayne Harris

Special Teamer

1

Janoris Jenkins

Cornerback

1

OAKLAND (7)

Derek Carr

Quarterback

2

Amari Cooper

Wide Receiver

2

Rodney Hudson

Center

1

Khalil Mack

Defensive End

2

Reggie Nelson

Free Safety

2

Kelechi Osemele

Guard

1

Donald Penn

Tackle

2

PHILADELPHIA (2)

Fletcher Cox

Interior Lineman

2

Jason Peters

Tackle

9

PITTSBURGH (5)

Le’Veon Bell

Running Back

2

Antonio Brown

Wide Receiver

5

David DeCastro

Guard

2

Maurkice Pouncey

Center

5

Ben Roethlisberger

Quarterback

5

SAN DIEGO (1)

Casey Hayward

Cornerback

1

 

SEATTLE (4)

Cliff Avril

Defensive End

1

Michael Bennett

Defensive End

2

Richard Sherman

Cornerback

4

Bobby Wagner

Inside/Middle Linebacker

3

TAMPA BAY (2)

Mike Evans

Wide Receiver

1

Gerald McCoy

Interior Lineman

5

TENNESSEE (5)

Jurrell Casey

Interior Lineman

2

Taylor Lewan

Tackle

1

DeMarco Murray

Running Back

3

Brian Orakpo

Outside Linebacker

4

Delanie Walker

Tight End

2

 

WASHINGTON (4)

Ryan Kerrigan

Outside Linebacker

2

Jordan Reed

Tight End

1

Brandon Scherff

Guard

1

Trent Williams

Tackle

5

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