The NFL released the rosters for the 2017 Pro Bowl on Tuesday. The game will be played back on the mainland for the first time since 1978, as it was played at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii from 1979 – 2016 (save two years). This year the game will be played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, and will feature the original format of AFC vs NFC.
The Oakland Raiders will have the most representatives as they will be sending seven players to Orlando. Derek Carr, Amari Cooper, and Khalil Mack are the standouts for the silver and black.
The Atlanta Falcons lead the NFC with six players representing the “dirty bird” in Florida. Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, and Devonta Freeman are the big names coming out of the ATL.
Outside of phenoms Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, Kansas City return specialist Tyreek Hill was the only other rookie to get the nod.
Aside from the AFC-NFC matchup on Sunday, January 29, 2017, there will be a skills competition on Thursday, January 26 that will feature a dodgeball competition and passing challenges.
Below is a list of the 44-player roster of each team:
AFC Pro Bowl Roster
Wide Reciever: Antonio Brown, Steelers; Amari Cooper, Raiders; A.J. Green, Bengals; T.Y. Hilton, Colts
Tackle: Joe Thomas, Browns; Donald Penn, Raiders; Taylor Lewan, Titans
Guard: Marshal Yanda, Ravens; Kelechi Osemele, Raiders; David DeCastro, Steelers
Center: Rodney Hudson, Raiders; Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers
Tight End: Travis Kelce, Chiefs; Delanie Walker, Titans
Quarterback: Tom Brady, Patriots; Derek Carr, Raiders; Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
Running Back: Le’Veon Bell, Steelers, DeMarco Murray, Titans; LeSean McCoy, Bills
Fullback: Kyle Juszcyzyk, Ravens
Defensive End: Khalil Mack, Raiders; Cameron Wake, Dolphins; Jadeveon Clowney, Texans
Interior Lineman: Geno Atkins, Bengals; Ndamukong Suh, Dolphins; Jurrell Casey, Titans
Outside Linebacker: Von Miller, Broncos; Lorenzo Alexander, Bills; Brian Orakpo, Titans
Inside/Middle Linebacker: Dont’a Hightower, Patriots; C.J. Mosley, Ravens
Cornerback: Marcus Peters, Chiefs; Aqib Talib, Broncos; Casey Hayward, Chargers; Chris Hariss Jr., Broncos
Free Safety: Devin McCourty, Patriots; Reggie Nelson, Raiders
Strong Safety: Eric Berry, Chiefs
Punter: Pat McAfee, Colts
Kicker: Justin Tucker, Ravens
Return Specialist: Tyreek Hill, Chiefs
Special Teamer: Matthew Slater, Patriots
NFC Pro Bowl Roster
Wide Receiver: Julio Jones, Falcons; Odell Beckham Jr., Giants; Mike Evans, Buccaneers, Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
Tackle: Tyron Smith, Cowboys; Trent Williams, Redskins; Jason Peters, Eagles
Guard: Zack Martin, Cowboys; Brandon Scherff, Redskins; T.J. Lang, Packers
Center: Travis Frederick, Cowboys; Alex Mack, Falcons
Tight End: Greg Olson, Panthers; Jordan Reed, Redskins
Quarterback: Matt Ryan, Falcons; Aaron Rodgers, Packers; Dak Prescott, Cowboys
Running Back: Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys; David Johnson, Cardinals; Devonta Freeman, Falcons
Fullback: Mike Tolbert, Panthers
Defensive End: Everson Griffen, Vikings; Cliff Avril, Seahawks; Michael Bennett, Seahawks
Interior Linemen: Aaron Donald, Rams; Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers; Fletcher Cox, Eagles
Outside Linebacker: Vic Beasley, Falcons; Ryan Kerrigan, Redskins; Thomas Davis, Panthers
Inside/Middle Linebacker: Bobby Wagner, Seahawks; Luke Kuechly, Panthers
Cornerback: Janoris Jenkins, Giants; Patrick Peterson, Cardinals; Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Xavier Rhodes, Vikings
Free Safety: Harrison Smith, Vikings; Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Packers
Strong Safety: Landon Collins, Giants
Punter: Johnny Hekker, Rams
Kicker: Matt Bryant, Falcons
Return Specialist: Cordarrelle Patterson, Vikings
Special Teamer: Dwayne Harris, Giants
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