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For the second year, this year’s Pro Bowl teams were drafted during the week of the game. Hall of Famers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin, the Pro Bowl alumni captains, squared off during the Pro Bowl player draft televised by the NFL Network on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Carter and Irvin were joined in the Pro Bowl “front offices” by an alumni co-captain, two Pro Bowl player captains and a fan captain.
The Pro Bowl rosters for Team Carter and Team Irvin:
Alumni captain: Cris Carter
Alumni co-captain: John Randle
Player captains: DeMarco Murray and Joe Haden
Quarterbacks: Tony Romo, Matthew Stafford and Matt Ryan
Wide receivers: Odell Beckham Jr., Randall Cobb,* Emmanuel Sanders* and Golden Tate*
Running backs: Mark Ingram and C.J. Anderson
Tackles: Tyron Smith, Joe Thomas and Trent Williams
Cornerbacks: Vontae Davis, Brent Grimes and Chris Harris Jr.*
Linebackers: Luke Kuechly
Defensive ends/outside linebackers: Cameron Wake, Von Miller, Robert Quinn, DeMarcus Ware,* Clay Matthews, Elvis Dumervil and D’Qwell Jackson*
Tight ends: Jimmy Graham and Jason Witten
Safeties: T.J. Ward, Eric Weddle and Mike Adams*
Long snapper: Jon Dorenbos*
Coaching staff: Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys
Alumni captain: Michael Irvin
Alumni co-captain: Darren Woodson
Player captains: J.J. Watt and Antonio Brown
Quarterbacks: Andrew Luck, Drew Brees and Andy Dalton*
Wide receivers: A.J. Green, T.Y. Hilton and Jordy Nelson
Running backs: Jamaal Charles, Justin Forsett and Alfred Morris*
Tackles: Joe Staley, Duane Brown and Ryan Clady*
Cornerbacks: Patrick Peterson, Antonio Cromartie, Aqib Talib and Sam Shields
Linebackers: C.J. Mosley
Defensive ends/outside linebackers: Mario Williams, Justin Houston, Calais Campbell, Connor Barwin, Tamba Hali* and Lawrence Timmons
Tight ends: Martellus Bennett* and Greg Olsen*
Safeties: Donte Whitner, Glover Quin and Antoine Bethea
Long snapper: L.P. Ladouceur*
Coaching staff: John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens
* indicates player was assigned to team under Pro Bowl rules.
The 2015 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. EST at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
The NFL is the only major 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.