NFL Pro Bowl Fast Facts
Here is some background information about the NFL Pro-Bowl, the all-star game of the National Football League. The most recent, the 43rd Pro Bowl, was on January 27, 2013 at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The NFC team defeated the AFC 62-35.
Facts: July 31, 2013 - The NFL announces changes in the player selections process. Instead of the National Football Conference (NFC) playing the American Football Conference (AFC), Pro Bowl team members will be drafted by fans, coaches, and players in a fantasy-style format regardless of conference. The draft is scheduled to take place January 22, 2014.
January 26, 2014 - The 44th NFL Pro Bowl is scheduled to take place.
The Pro Bowl has been played every year but one since 1980 in the 50,000 seat Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.
In 1971, the NFC beat the AFC in the first Pro Bowl, played in Los Angeles, 27-6.
In 1984, 1989, and 1994, the AFC scored the fewest points of any Pro Bowl game with 3.
In 2013, the NFC scored the most points of any Pro Bowl game with 62.
The NFC leads the AFC, with 22 wins.
David Akers (Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49-ers) holds the record for scoring the most points in his career at Pro Bowls with 57.
Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals) holds the record for most touchdowns in his career at Pro Bowls with eight.
American Football Conference Roster (2013): Offensive Starters Quarterback: Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos Running back: Arian Foster, Houston Texans Fullback: Marcel Reece, Oakland Raiders Wide receivers: A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals; Andre Johnson, Houston Texans Tight end: Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati Bengals Tackles: Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns; Duane Brown, Houston Texans Guards: Richie Incognito, Miami Dolphins; Wade Smith, Houston Texans Center: Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Steelers
Defensive Starters Defensive ends: J.J. Watt, Houston Texans; Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins Interior linemen: Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals; Randy Starks, Miami Dolphins Outside linebacker: Tamba Hali, Kansas City Chiefs; Robert Mathis, Indianapolis Colts Inside/Middle linebacker: Jerod Mayo, New England Patriots Cornerbacks: Champ Bailey, Denver Broncos; Johnathan Joseph, Houston Texans Free safety: LaRon Landry, New York Jets Strong safety: Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs
Special Teams Punter: Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City Chiefs Place-kicker: Phil Dawson, Cleveland Browns Kick returner: Josh Cribbs, Cleveland Browns Special-teamer: Matthew Slater, New England Patriots Long snapper: John Denney, Miami Dolphins
National Football Conference Roster (2013): Offensive Starters Quarterback: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints Running back: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings Fullback: Jerome Felton, Minnesota Vikings Wide receivers: Victor Cruz, New York Giants; Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons Tight end: Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys Tackles: Russell Okung, Seattle Seahawks; Jermon Bushrod, New Orleans Saints Guard: Jahri Evans, New Orleans Saints; Chris Snee, New York Giants Center: Max Unger, Seattle Seahawks
Defensive Starters Defensive ends: Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants; Julius Peppers, Chicago Bears Interior linemen: Henry Melton, Chicago Bears; Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Outside linebacker: Anthony Spencer, Dallas Cowboys; Chad Greenway, Minnesota Vikings Inside/Middle linebacker: London Fletcher, Washington Redskins Cornerbacks: Charles Tillman, Chicago Bears; Tim Jennings, Chicago Bears Free safety: Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks Strong safety: William Moore, Atlanta Falcons
Special Teams Punter: Thomas Morstead, New Orleans Saints Place-kicker: Blair Walsh, Minnesota Vikings Kick returner: Leon Washington, Seattle Seahawks Special-teamer: Lorenzo Alexander, Washington Redskins Long snapper: Don Muhlbach, Detroit Lions