2018 PRO BOWL VOTING BEGINS
ROSTERS TO BE
ANNOUNCED LIVE ON NFL NETWORK’S
PRO BOWL SPECIAL ON
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19 AT 8:00 PM ET
Fans may now vote to send
their favorite players to the 2018 Pro Bowl on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at
Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. For the first time, a new voting
window will run for four weeks, beginning today and concluding on Thursday,
December 14. Voting is available online and on web-enabled mobile phones by
going to NFL.com/ProBowlVote.
The NFL and Twitter are
also introducing a new way for fans to vote for the 2018 Pro Bowl roster through
a Direct Message (DM) Voting Experience, which has never been done for an
All-Star game before. Fans may participate via entry cards tweeted from all 32
team accounts or by directly visiting the @NFL profile page at Twitter.com/NFL. The entry cards will initiate
a private “Direct Message” and enable fans to select a position group or search
for a player or team to begin the voting process.
During the final week
of 2018 Pro Bowl voting – December 7-14 – fans will be able to vote directly on
Twitter. To cast such a vote, fans should tweet the first and last name of the
player, or the player’s official Twitter handle, along with the hashtag:
#ProBowlVote. This method is in addition to the online ballot at NFL.com/ProBowlVote, which will be
available throughout the voting period.
The 2018 Pro Bowl, which kicks off at a new
start time of 3:00 PM ET, will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and
simulcast on ABC. Players for the game are determined by the consensus votes of
fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward
determining the 88 All-Star players who will be selected to the Pro Bowl. NFL
players and coaches will cast their votes on Friday, December 15.
Pro Bowl rosters will be announced on Tuesday, December 19 live on NFL
Network’s Pro Bowl special “NFL Total Access: Pro Bowl Players Revealed” at
8:00 PM ET. The
NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players
to determine its All-Star teams. It was also the first professional sports
league to offer online all-star voting in 1995.
The 2018 Pro Bowl will
feature the traditional AFC vs. NFC game format. The following is a breakdown
of positions and the corresponding numbers of players who will be selected (88
Wide Receivers (8)
Defensive Ends (6)
Tight Ends (4)
Interior Linemen (6)
Special Teamers (2)
Running Backs (6)
Tickets to the
game are on sale at NFL.com/ProBowlOnSale. 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.
Pro Bowl is an all-inclusive event for fans on gameday. Working with
KultureCity, Camping World Stadium's sensory-inclusive partner, the NFL will
offer families who attend the 2018 Pro Bowl with support, including sensory
accessibility resources and two dedicated sensory rooms located in the stadium
on gameday to enable them to enjoy the game with more confidence and comfort.
For the second consecutive year, the NFL will
host Pro Bowl Week festivities across the Orlando area, bringing free
experiences to fans as well as an extraordinary number of events focused on
commemorating all levels of football – from youth to high school to the NFL's
best. Some of the events during Pro Bowl Week will include:
- Pro Bowl
Experience: A free football
festival located at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney
World Resort, where fans can participate in interactive activities such as
the 40-yard dash, take photos with the Pro Bowl Trophy, and have an
exclusive chance to win prizes, including tickets to the game, autographed
footballs, and more.
- Pro Bowl Practices: AFC and NFC team practices – which are
free and open to the public – will also be held at the ESPN Wide World of
Sports Complex, allowing fans to watch their favorite players as they get
ready for the game.
- Pro Bowl Skills
Showdown: Returning for
its second year, this unique competition will test the athletic prowess of
the NFL's best players in unique competitions.
In the week
leading up to the game, the NFL will also recognize youth and high school
football players, coaches and programs in special ways, including the NFL FLAG
Championships Powered by USA Football, the USA Football National Conference, a
congregation of administrators, coaches and leaders in youth and high school
football, and the announcement of the prestigious Don Shula NFL High School
Coach of the Year Award.
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