Pro Bowl Players and Activities Announced

PRO BOWL WEEK CULMINATES WITH AFC-NFC MATCHUP

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

PLAYER POSITION PRO BOWLS
ARIZONA (4)
Budda Baker Special Teamer 1
Larry Fitzgerald Wide Receiver 11
Chandler Jones Outside Linebacker 2
Patrick Peterson Cornerback 7
ATLANTA (2)
Julio Jones Wide Receiver 5
Alex Mack Center 5
BALTIMORE (3)
C.J. Mosley Inside/Middle Linebacker 3
Terrell Suggs Outside Linebacker 7
Eric Weddle Free Safety 5
 
BUFFALO (3)
Micah Hyde Strong Safety 1
Richie Incognito Guard 4
LeSean McCoy Running Back 6
CAROLINA (1)
Luke Kuechly Inside/Middle Linebacker 5
CINCINNATI (2)
Geno Atkins Interior Lineman 6
A.J. Green Wide Receiver 7
DALLAS (4)
Travis Frederick Center 4
Demarcus Lawrence Defensive End 1
Zack Martin Guard 4
Tyron Smith Tackle 5
DENVER (2)
Von Miller Outside Linebacker 6
Aqib Talib Cornerback 5
DETROIT (1)
Darius Slay Cornerback 1
 
HOUSTON (2)
Jadeveon Clowney Outside Linebacker 2
DeAndre Hopkins Wide Receiver 2
JACKSONVILLE (4)
A.J. Bouye Cornerback 1
Calais Campbell Defensive End 3
Malik Jackson Interior Lineman 1
Jalen Ramsey Cornerback 1
 
KANSAS CITY (3)
Tyreek Hill Return Specialist 2
Kareem Hunt Running Back 1
Travis Kelce Tight End 3
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (4)
Keenan Allen Wide Receiver 1
Joey Bosa Defensive End 1
Casey Hayward Cornerback 2
Philip Rivers Quarterback 7
LOS ANGELES RAMS (5)
Pharoh Cooper Return Specialist 1
Aaron Donald Interior Lineman 4
Todd Gurley Running Back 2
Johnny Hekker Punter 4
Greg Zuerlein Placekicker 1
MIAMI (1)
Reshad Jones Strong Safety 2
MINNESOTA (4)
Anthony Barr Outside Linebacker 3
Everson Griffen Defensive End 3
Xavier Rhodes Cornerback 2
Adam Thielen Wide Receiver 1
NEW ENGLAND (4)
Tom Brady Quarterback 13
James Develin Fullback 1
Rob Gronkowski Tight End 5
Matthew Slater Special Teamer 7
 
NEW ORLEANS (6)
Drew Brees Quarterback 11
Mark Ingram Running Back 2
Cameron Jordan Defensive End 3
Alvin Kamara Running Back 1
Marshon Lattimore Cornerback 1
Michael Thomas Wide Receiver 1
NEW YORK GIANTS (1)
Landon Collins Strong Safety 2
OAKLAND (4)
Rodney Hudson Center 2
Khalil Mack Defensive End 3
Kelechi Osemele Guard 2
Donald Penn Tackle 3
PHILADELPHIA (6)
Brandon Brooks Guard 1
Fletcher Cox Interior Lineman 3
Zach Ertz Tight End 1
Malcolm Jenkins Strong Safety 2
Lane Johnson Tackle 1
Carson Wentz Quarterback 1
PITTSBURGH (8)
Le’Veon Bell Running Back 3
Chris Boswell Placekicker 1
Antonio Brown Wide Receiver 6
David DeCastro Guard 3
Maurkice Pouncey Center 5
Ben Roethlisberger Quarterback 6
Ryan Shazier Inside/Middle Linebacker 2
Alejandro Villanueva Tackle 1
SAN FRANCISCO (1)
Kyle Juszczyk Fullback 2
 
SEATTLE (4)
Jimmy Graham Tight End 5
Earl Thomas Free Safety 6
Bobby Wagner Inside/Middle Linebacker 4
Russell Wilson Quarterback 5
TAMPA BAY (1)
Gerald McCoy Interior Lineman 6
TENNESSEE (3)
Jurrell Casey Interior Lineman 3
Brett Kern Punter 1
Taylor Lewan Tackle 2
 
WASHINGTON (3)
Ryan Kerrigan Outside Linebacker 3
Brandon Scherff Guard 2
Trent Williams Tackle 6

PRO BOWL SKILLS SHOWDOWN RETURNS TO ORLANDO 

Pro Bowlers to Compete in Epic Dodgeball, Drone Drop, Ki​ck Tac Toe, and More 

NFL Legends Captains to Lead Pro Bowlers from Each Conference 

Event Airs Thursday, January 25 at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN

For the second consecutive year, Pro Bowlers from the AFC and NFC will compete against each other in unique competitions at the PRO BOWL SKILLS SHOWDOWN, which airs on Thursday, January 25, at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN.

The Skills Showdown is one of the many events occurring during PRO BOWL WEEK, culminating with the 2018 Pro Bowl on Sunday, January 28, at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. Tickets to the game, which will kickoff at 3:00 PM ET and be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC, are on sale now at ProBowl.com.

“We received tremendous feedback from our fans and players about last year’s Skills Showdown, which became one of our most popular Pro Bowl Week events,” said PETER O’REILLY, NFL Senior Vice President of Events. “With new competitions and special surprises this year, we are raising the bar even higher for both teams and are excited to see which conference ends up victorious.”

The 2018 Pro Bowl Legends Captains, JASON TAYLOR and LADAINIAN TOMLINSON of the AFC and DERRICK BROOKS and WARRICK DUNN of the NFC, will lead their respective squads. Each Skills Showdown team will feature a mix of quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, linemen, linebackers, defensive backs and kickers.

Taking place at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney Resort in Orlando, the Skills Showdown will be produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions, producers of shows such as American Ninja Warrior and Hell’s Kitchen.

Competitions at the Skills Showdown include:

  • Epic Pro Bowl Dodgeball: Pro Bowlers will compete in a game of dodgeball, with every member of each team participating. The team with the last person on the court wins. 
  • Kick Tac Toe: A new challenge that tests the accuracy of placekickers from both conferences with a version of the classic game, as they attempt to hit a 3×3 grid of targets inside the uprights.
  • Gridiron Gauntlet: Five players from each team will participate in a relay race designed to showcase strength, speed, and agility. Among other surprises, the challenge will include a 40-yard dash with an inflated parachute that is attached to the first player on each team who will sprint before tagging in teammates. 
  • Best Hands: Four receivers – two from each conference – will catch a series of passes at a sequence of downfield targets as quickly as possible. Designated targets require a specific style of catch – diving, one-handed, over the shoulder, etc. – which must be executed before the receiver can move on to the next target. 
  • Precision Passing: Each conference’s quarterbacks will battle it out in an accuracy competition, as they attempt to hit targets of varying size and distance.
  • Drone Drop: A bonus event during which one player from each team will attempt to catch footballs dropped from drones from increasing heights above the field. The player who makes the highest catch wins money for the charity of his choice. 

Fans are encouraged to join the conversation surrounding the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown on social media using the hashtag #ProBowlSkills. For additional information or to find out more about week-of festivities, fans are encouraged to visit ProBowl.com.

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