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The NFL announced the AFC and NFC All-Stars for the 2018 Pro Bowl, which kicks off at a new start time of 3:00 PM ET on Sunday, Jan. 28, and will be televised live from Camping World Stadium on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC.
The Pro Bowl players were determined by the votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group's vote counted one-third toward determining the 86 Pro Bowl selections. Each conference’s head coach will select two additional "need" players who 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.
Pro Football Hall of Famer and 11-time Pro Bowler Derrick Brooks, three-time Pro Bowler Warrick Dunn, Pro Football Hall of Famer and six-time Pro Bowler Jason Taylor and Pro Football Hall of Famer and five-time Pro Bowler LaDainian Tomlinson will serve as 2018 Pro Bowl Legends Captains.
Tomlinson (offense) and Taylor (defense) will lead the AFC, while Dunn (offense) and Brooks (defense) will lead the NFC. The four Legends Captains, who were selected to a combined 25 Pro Bowls, will serve as mentors for the Pro Bowl players and be on the sidelines during the game.
Twenty-four Pro Bowl players are first-time All-Stars, including four rookies – running back Alvin Kamara and cornerback Marshon Lattimore of New Orleans, running back Kareem Hunt of Kansas City and special teamer Budda Baker of Arizona.
Twenty-seven teams had at least one player selected to the Pro Bowl, and 21 of those had multiple players chosen. The Pittsburgh Steelers had a league-best eight players selected, while the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles led the NFC with six players each.
The 2018 Pro Bowl coaching staffs will be from the losing teams from the AFC and NFC Divisional playoffs that had the best regular-season records.
Under terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each player on the winning team earns $64,000, while each player on the losing side earns $32,000.
Tickets to the 2018 Pro Bowl are on sale now at ProBowl.com. Last year's event — the Pro Bowl's first time in Orlando — featured a sellout crowd of more than 60,000.
Visit ProBowl.com for more information on Pro Bowl Week and the variety of free, family-friendly events in Orlando.
|2018 PRO BOWL PLAYERS BY POSITION|
|OFFENSE (21 each)|
|QUARTERBACKS (3)||QUARTERBACKS (3)|
|Tom Brady, New England||Drew Brees, New Orleans|
|Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh||Carson Wentz, Philadelphia*|
|Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers||Russell Wilson, Seattle|
|WIDE RECEIVERS (4)||WIDE RECEIVERS (4)|
|Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers*||Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona|
|Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh||Julio Jones, Atlanta|
|A.J. Green, Cincinnati||Adam Thielen, Minnesota*|
|DeAndre Hopkins, Houston||Michael Thomas, New Orleans*|
|RUNNING BACKS (3)||RUNNING BACKS (3)|
|Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh||Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams|
|Kareem Hunt, Kansas City*||Mark Ingram, New Orleans|
|LeSean McCoy, Buffalo||Alvin Kamara, New Orleans*|
|FULLBACK (1)||FULLBACK (1)|
|James Develin, New England*||Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco|
|TIGHT ENDS (2)||TIGHT ENDS (2)|
|Rob Gronkowski, New England||Zach Ertz, Philadelphia*|
|Travis Kelce, Kansas City||Jimmy Graham, Seattle|
|TACKLES (3)||TACKLES (3)|
|Taylor Lewan, Tennessee||Lane Johnson, Philadelphia*|
|Donald Penn, Oakland||Tyron Smith, Dallas|
|Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh*||Trent Williams, Washington|
|GUARDS (3)||GUARDS (3)|
|David DeCastro, Pittsburgh||Brandon Brooks, Philadelphia*|
|Richie Incognito, Buffalo||Zack Martin, Dallas|
|Kelechi Osemele, Oakland||Brandon Scherff, Washington|
|CENTERS (2)||CENTERS (2)|
|Rodney Hudson, Oakland||Travis Frederick, Dallas|
|Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh||Alex Mack, Atlanta|
|DEFENSE (18 each)|
|DEFENSIVE ENDS (3)||DEFENSIVE ENDS (3)|
|Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers*||Everson Griffen, Minnesota|
|Calais Campbell, Jacksonville||Cameron Jordan, New Orleans|
|Khalil Mack, Oakland||Demarcus Lawrence, Dallas*|
|INTERIOR LINEMEN (3)||INTERIOR LINEMEN (3)|
|Geno Atkins, Cincinnati||Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia|
|Jurrell Casey, Tennessee||Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams|
|Malik Jackson, Jacksonville*||Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay|
|OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3)||OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3)|
|Jadeveon Clowney, Houston||Anthony Barr, Minnesota|
|Von Miller, Denver||Chandler Jones, Arizona|
|Terrell Suggs, Baltimore||Ryan Kerrigan, Washington|
|INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2)||INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2)|
|C.J. Mosley, Baltimore||Luke Kuechly, Carolina|
|Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh||Bobby Wagner, Seattle|
|CORNERBACKS (4)||CORNERBACKS (4)|
|A.J. Bouye, Jacksonville*||Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans*|
|Casey Hayward, Los Angeles Chargers||Patrick Peterson, Arizona|
|Jalen Ramsey, Jacksonville*||Xavier Rhodes, Minnesota|
|Aqib Talib, Denver||Darius Slay, Detroit*|
|FREE SAFETY (1)||FREE SAFETY (1)|
|Eric Weddle, Baltimore||Earl Thomas, Seattle|
|STRONG SAFETIES (2)||STRONG SAFETIES (2)|
|Micah Hyde, Buffalo*||Landon Collins, New York Giants|
|Reshad Jones, Miami||Malcolm Jenkins, Philadelphia|
|SPECIALISTS (4 each)|
|PUNTER (1)||PUNTER (1)|
|Brett Kern, Tennessee*||Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams|
|PLACEKICKER (1)||PLACEKICKER (1)|
|Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh*||Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams*|
|RETURN SPECIALIST (1)||RETURN SPECIALIST (1)|
|Tyreek Hill, Kansas City||Pharoh Cooper, Los Angeles Rams*|
|SPECIAL TEAMER (1)||SPECIAL TEAMER (1)|
|Matthew Slater, New England||Budda Baker, Arizona*|
|2018 PRO BOWL PLAYERS BY CLUB|
|Budda Baker||Special Teamer||1|
|Larry Fitzgerald||Wide Receiver||11|
|Chandler Jones||Outside Linebacker||2|
|Julio Jones||Wide Receiver||5|
|C.J. Mosley||Inside/Middle Linebacker||3|
|Terrell Suggs||Outside Linebacker||7|
|Eric Weddle||Free Safety||5|
|Micah Hyde||Strong Safety||1|
|LeSean McCoy||Running Back||6|
|Luke Kuechly||Inside/Middle Linebacker||5|
|Geno Atkins||Interior Lineman||6|
|A.J. Green||Wide Receiver||7|
|Demarcus Lawrence||Defensive End||1|
|Von Miller||Outside Linebacker||6|
|Jadeveon Clowney||Outside Linebacker||2|
|DeAndre Hopkins||Wide Receiver||2|
|Calais Campbell||Defensive End||3|
|Malik Jackson||Interior Lineman||1|
|KANSAS CITY (3)|
|Tyreek Hill||Return Specialist||2|
|Kareem Hunt||Running Back||1|
|Travis Kelce||Tight End||3|
|LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (4)|
|Keenan Allen||Wide Receiver||1|
|Joey Bosa||Defensive End||1|
|LOS ANGELES RAMS (5)|
|Pharoh Cooper||Return Specialist||1|
|Aaron Donald||Interior Lineman||4|
|Todd Gurley||Running Back||2|
|Reshad Jones||Strong Safety||2|
|Anthony Barr||Outside Linebacker||3|
|Everson Griffen||Defensive End||3|
|Adam Thielen||Wide Receiver||1|
|NEW ENGLAND (4)|
|Rob Gronkowski||Tight End||5|
|Matthew Slater||Special Teamer||7|
|NEW ORLEANS (6)|
|Mark Ingram||Running Back||2|
|Cameron Jordan||Defensive End||3|
|Alvin Kamara||Running Back||1|
|Michael Thomas||Wide Receiver||1|
|NEW YORK GIANTS (1)|
|Landon Collins||Strong Safety||2|
|Khalil Mack||Defensive End||3|
|Fletcher Cox||Interior Lineman||3|
|Zach Ertz||Tight End||1|
|Malcolm Jenkins||Strong Safety||2|
|Le'Veon Bell||Running Back||3|
|Antonio Brown||Wide Receiver||6|
|Ryan Shazier||Inside/Middle Linebacker||2|
|SAN FRANCISCO (1)|
|Jimmy Graham||Tight End||5|
|Earl Thomas||Free Safety||6|
|Bobby Wagner||Inside/Middle Linebacker||4|
|TAMPA BAY (1)|
|Gerald McCoy||Interior Lineman||6|
|Jurrell Casey||Interior Lineman||3|
|Ryan Kerrigan||Outside Linebacker||3|