2016 Pro Bowl Players Announced

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2016 Pro Bowl Players Announced

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2016 PRO BOWL PLAYERS ANNOUNCED

PRO BOWL KICKS OFF SUPER BOWL WEEK IN PRIMETIME ON ESPN ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 31

The Carolina Panthers placed a league-best 10 players in the 2016 Pro Bowl presented by USAA, which will be played on Sunday, January 31, 2016 and televised live on ESPN at 7:00 PM ET from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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.

Players will be assigned to teams through the Pro Bowl Draft presented by USAA, which will air on Wednesday, January 27 on ESPN2 (7:30 PM ET). Two Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receivers – MICHAEL IRVIN and JERRY RICE – will serve as NFL Legends captains for the 2016 Pro Bowl. Irvin and Rice return for the second time after being the winning captains during the previous two Pro Bowls.

Five-time Pro Bowler DARREN WOODSON (Team Irvin) and two-time Pro Bowler ERIC DAVIS (Team Rice) will serve as defensive co-captains. The NFL legends will also each be assisted by two active player captains and one NFL.com fantasy football champion in the draft process.

The Pro Bowl will continue using the revised game format that debuted with the 2014 game, with NFL Legends captains having final say over Pro Bowl Draft decisions. The Pro Bowl will remain “unconferenced,” with several key playing rules changed. Players were selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and players and will later be assigned to teams via the Pro Bowl Draft.

Twenty-five of the players named to the Pro Bowl today are first-time All-Stars, including three rookies – running back TODD GURLEY of St. Louis, return specialist TYLER LOCKETT of Seattle and cornerback MARCUS PETERS of Kansas City.

The AFC had 38 different players named All-Stars and 48 NFC players were honored.

Twenty-six teams had at least one player selected to the 2016 Pro Bowl and 21 clubs had multiple players chosen as All-Stars.

The 2016 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 $58,000, while each player on the losing squad earns $29,000. 

Tickets to the 2016 Pro Bowl are on sale through ProBowl.com. Fans may also purchase individual game tickets through Ticketmaster by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets start as low as $30.

Special group ticket packages, including access to gameday and Pro Bowl practice experiences, are also available directly through the NFL. Fans can visit ProBowl.com or call 1-844-4PB-TKTS for more information. 

The 2016 Pro Bowl presented by USAA is an extension of USAA’s Official Military Appreciation Sponsorship of the NFL, which delivers military appreciation experiences to military, veterans and their families at NFL games, training camps and on military bases throughout the NFL season. USAA and the NFL will honor the more than 50,000 military men and women in Hawaii with a number of military appreciation initiatives throughout the week of Pro Bowl. As a reflection of USAA’s mission to support military through its sponsorship, the 2016 Pro Bowl Draft presented by USAA will take place at Wheeler Army Airfield. During the week, USAA will also honor and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

2016 PRO BOWL PLAYERS BY POSITION

 (*First-time Pro Bowl selection)

OFFENSE (42)

 

QUARTERBACKS (6)

 

 

TIGHT ENDS (4)

 

Tom Brady, New England

 

*

Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati

 

Cam Newton, Carolina

 

 

Rob Gronkowski, New England

 

Carson Palmer, Arizona

 

*

Travis Kelce, Kansas City

 

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay

 

 

Greg Olsen, Carolina

 

Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh

 

 

 

 

Russell Wilson, Seattle

 

 

TACKLES (6)

 

 

 

 

Jason Peters, Philadelphia

 

WIDE RECEIVERS (8)

 

 

Tyron Smith, Dallas

 

Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants

 

 

Joe Staley, San Francisco

 

Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh

 

 

Joe Thomas, Cleveland

 

Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona

 

 

Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati

 

A.J. Green, Cincinnati

 

 

Trent Williams, Washington

*

DeAndre Hopkins, Houston

 

 

 

 

Calvin Johnson, Detroit

 

 

GUARDS (6)

 

Julio Jones, Atlanta

 

*

David DeCastro, Pittsburgh

 

Brandon Marshall, New York Jets

 

 

Mike Iupati, Arizona

 

 

 

 

Zack Martin, Dallas

 

RUNNING BACKS (6)

 

 

Josh Sitton, Green Bay

*

Devonta Freeman, Atlanta

 

*

Trai Turner, Carolina

*

Todd Gurley, St. Louis

 

 

Marshal Yanda, Baltimore

 

Doug Martin, Tampa Bay

 

 

 

 

LeSean McCoy, Buffalo

 

 

CENTERS (4)

 

Adrian Peterson, Minnesota

 

 

Travis Frederick, Dallas

*

Jonathan Stewart, Carolina

 

 

Ryan Kalil, Carolina

 

 

 

 

Alex Mack, Cleveland

 

FULLBACKS (2)

 

 

Mike Pouncey, Miami

 

Marcel Reece, Oakland

 

 

 

 

Mike Tolbert, Carolina

 

 

 

 

DEFENSE (36)

 

 

DEFENSIVE ENDS (6)

 

 

INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (4)

*

Ezekiel Ansah, Detroit

 

 

NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco

*

Michael Bennett, Seattle

 

 

Luke Kuechly, Carolina

*

Chandler Jones, New England

 

 

Clay Matthews, Green Bay

*

Khalil Mack, Oakland

 

 

Bobby Wagner, Seattle

 

J.J. Watt, Houston

 

 

 

*

Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets

 

 

CORNERBACKS (8)

 

 

 

*

Malcolm Butler, New England

 

INTERIOR LINEMEN (6)

 

 

Chris Harris, Jr., Denver

 

Geno Atkins, Cincinnati

 

*

Josh Norman, Carolina

 

Calais Campbell, Arizona

 

*

Marcus Peters, Kansas City

*

Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia

 

 

Patrick Peterson, Arizona

 

Aaron Donald, St. Louis

 

 

Darrelle Revis, New York Jets

 

Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay

 

 

Richard Sherman, Seattle

*

Kawann Short, Carolina

 

 

Aqib Talib, Denver

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (6)

 

 

FREE SAFETIES (3)

*

Jamie Collins, New England

 

*

Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona

*

Thomas Davis, Carolina

 

*

Reggie Nelson, Cincinnati

 

Tamba Hali, Kansas City

 

 

Earl Thomas, Seattle

 

Justin Houston, Kansas City

 

 

 

 

Von Miller, Denver

 

 

STRONG SAFETIES (3)

 

DeMarcus Ware, Denver

 

 

Eric Berry, Kansas City

 

 

 

 

Kam Chancellor, Seattle

 

 

 

 

Charles Woodson, Oakland

 

SPECIALISTS (8)

 

 

PUNTERS (2)

 

 

RETURN SPECIALISTS (2)

*

Sam Koch, Baltimore

 

*

Tyler Lockett, Seattle

 

Johnny Hekker, St. Louis

 

 

Darren Sproles, Philadelphia

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLACEKICKERS (2)

 

 

SPECIAL TEAMERS (2)

*

Dan Bailey, Dallas

 

 

Justin Bethel, Arizona

 

Stephen Gostkowski, New England

 

 

Matthew Slater, New England

 

 

2016 PRO BOWL PLAYERS BY CLUB

(*First-time Pro Bowl selection)

 

PLAYER

POSITION

PRO BOWLS

 

 

 

 

ARIZONA (7)

 

 

 

Justin Bethel

Special Teamer

3

 

Calais Campbell

Interior Lineman

2

 

Larry Fitzgerald

Wide Receiver

9

 

Mike Iupati

Guard

4

 

Tyrann Mathieu

Free Safety

1

*

Carson Palmer

Quarterback

3

 

Patrick Peterson

Cornerback

5

 

 

 

 

 

ATLANTA (2)

 

 

 

Devonta Freeman

Running Back

1

*

Julio Jones

Wide Receiver

3

 

 

 

 

 

BALTIMORE (2)

 

 

 

Sam Koch

Punter

1

*

Marshal Yanda

Guard

5

 

 

 

 

 

BUFFALO (1)

 

 

 

LeSean McCoy

Running Back

4

 

 

 

 

 

CAROLINA (10)

 

 

 

Thomas Davis

Outside Linebacker

1

*

Ryan Kalil

Center

5

 

Luke Kuechly

Inside/Middle Linebacker

3

 

Cam Newton

Quarterback

3

 

Josh Norman

Cornerback

1

*

Greg Olsen

Tight End

2

 

Kawann Short

Interior Lineman

1

*

Jonathan Stewart

Running Back

1

*

Mike Tolbert

Fullback

2

 

Trai Turner

Guard

1

*

 

 

 

 

CINCINNATI (5)

 

 

 

Geno Atkins

Interior Lineman

4

 

Tyler Eifert

Tight End

1

*

A.J. Green

Wide Receiver

5

 

Reggie Nelson

Free Safety

1

*

Andrew Whitworth

Tackle

2

 

 

 

 

 

CLEVELAND (2)

 

 

 

Alex Mack

Center

3

 

Joe Thomas

Tackle

9

 

 

 

 

 

DALLAS (4)

 

 

 

Dan Bailey

Placekicker

1

*

Travis Frederick

Center

2

 

Zack Martin

Guard

2

 

Tyron Smith

Tackle

3

 

 

 

 

 

DENVER (4)

 

 

 

Chris Harris, Jr.

Cornerback

2

 

Von Miller

Outside Linebacker

4

 

Aqib Talib

Cornerback

3

 

DeMarcus Ware

Outside Linebacker

9

 

 

 

 

 

DETROIT (2)

 

 

 

Ezekiel Ansah

Defensive End

1

*

Calvin Johnson

Wide Receiver

6

 

 

 

 

 

GREEN BAY (3)

 

 

 

Clay Matthews

Inside/Middle Linebacker

6

 

Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback

5

 

Josh Sitton

Guard

3

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSTON (2)

 

 

 

DeAndre Hopkins

Wide Receiver

1

*

J.J. Watt

Defensive End

4

 

 

 

 

 

KANSAS CITY (5)

 

 

 

Eric Berry

Strong Safety

4

 

Tamba Hali

Outside Linebacker

5

 

Justin Houston

Outside Linebacker

4

 

Travis Kelce

Tight End

1

*

Marcus Peters

Cornerback

1

*

 

 

 

 

MIAMI (1)

 

 

 

Mike Pouncey

Center

3

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA (1)

 

 

 

Adrian Peterson

Running Back

7

 

 

 

 

 

NEW ENGLAND (7)

 

 

 

Tom Brady

Quarterback

11

 

Malcolm Butler

Cornerback

1

*

Jamie Collins

Outside Linebacker

1

*

Stephen Gostkowski

Placekicker

4

 

Rob Gronkowski

Tight End

4

 

Chandler Jones

Defensive End

1

*

Matthew Slater

Special Teamer

5

 

 

 

 

 

NEW YORK GIANTS (1)

 

 

 

Odell Beckham, Jr.

Wide Receiver

2

 

 

 

 

 

NEW YORK JETS (3)

 

 

 

Brandon Marshall

Wide Receiver

6

 

Darrelle Revis

Cornerback

7

 

Muhammad Wilkerson

Defensive End

1

*

 

 

 

 

OAKLAND (3)

 

 

 

Khalil Mack

Defensive End

1

*

Marcel Reece

Fullback

4

 

Charles Woodson

Strong Safety

9

 

 

 

 

 

PHILADELPHIA (3)

 

 

 

Fletcher Cox

Interior Lineman

1

*

Jason Peters

Tackle

8

 

Darren Sproles

Return Specialist

2

 

 

 

 

 

PITTSBURGH (3)

 

 

 

Antonio Brown

Wide Receiver

4

 

David DeCastro

Guard

1

*

Ben Roethlisberger

Quarterback

4

 

 

 

 

 

ST. LOUIS (3)

 

 

 

Aaron Donald

Interior Lineman

2

 

Todd Gurley

Running Back

1

*

Johnny Hekker

Punter

2

 

 

 

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO (2)

 

 

 

NaVorro Bowman

Inside/Middle Linebacker

3

 

Joe Staley                

Tackle

5

 

 

 

 

 

SEATTLE (7)

 

 

 

Michael Bennett

Defensive End

1

*

Kam Chancellor

Strong Safety

4

 

Tyler Lockett

Return Specialist

1

*

Richard Sherman

Cornerback

3

 

Earl Thomas

Free Safety

5

 

Bobby Wagner

Inside/Middle Linebacker

2

 

Russell Wilson

Quarterback

3

 

 

 

 

 

TAMPA BAY (2)

 

 

 

Doug Martin

Running Back

2

 

Gerald McCoy

Interior Lineman

4

 

 

 

 

 

WASHINGTON (1)

 

 

 

Trent Williams

Tackle

4

 

 

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