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2011 NFL Pro Bowl: Complete NFC Roster

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NFL'S STARS TAKE CENTER STAGE AS 2011 PRO BOWL

KICKS OFF SUPER BOWL WEEK

The NFL's best will be in the spotlight on Sunday, January 30 (7:00 PM ET, FOX) as the 2011 Pro Bowl kicks off Super Bowl Week. 

The NFL All-Star Game returns to Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii and will be the signature event to start the week leading up to Super Bowl XLV between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers in North Texas (Sunday, February 6, FOX). 

"It's always an honor to be elected to the Pro Bowl," says New Orleans Saints linebacker JONATHAN VILMA.

For the second consecutive year, the Pro Bowl will be played the week before the Super Bowl.  The 2010 Pro Bowl on ESPN was watched by an average of 12.3 million viewers, the most for a Pro Bowl since 2000 (13.2 million viewers) and a 40 percent increase from the 2009 game (8.8 million viewers).  The 12.3 million viewers also marked the largest viewership for an All-Star game in any sport on cable television. 

Last year, the AFC defeated the NFC 41-34 at Sun Life Stadium in South Florida.  Houston Texans quarterback MATT SCHAUB threw two touchdown passes and was named the game's MVP.  The 2011 game is the 41st between the AFC and NFC All-Stars with the all-time series tied 20-20. 

The 43-man teams are comprised of 21 offensive and 17 defensive players plus five specialists, including a long snapper.   The AFC All-Star team will be led by BILL BELICHICK and the coaches from the New England Patriots while MIKE SMITH and the Atlanta Falcons' coaching staff will guide the NFC Pro Bowl squad. 

The Falcons lead the NFL with nine players selected to the 2011 Pro Bowl - defensive end JOHN ABRAHAM, tackle TYSON CLABO, tight end TONY GONZALEZ, cornerback BRENT GRIMES, fullback OVIE MUGHELLI, quarterback MATT RYAN, running back MICHAEL TURNER, special teamer ERIC WEEMS and wide receiver RODDY WHITE

The NFL is the only professional sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players in determining its All-Star teams.  The consensus vote of each group counts one-third towards the total.  Each team submits two ballots - those of the coach and the players with no one permitted to vote for a player on his own team.  This year, nearly 100 million fan votes were cast on NFL.com, on wireless phones and on Facebook. 

Under terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each player on the winning Pro Bowl team receives $45,000, while each player on the losing squad earns $22,500.

The Pro Bowl's return to Hawaii, where it had been held consecutively from 1980 to 2009, is part of a two-year agreement between the NFL and the state of Hawaii to play the 2011 and 2012 games there. 

Fans can purchase tickets to the 2011 Pro Bowl at www.NFL.com/probowl and www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.


2011 NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE ALL-STARS

(Starters listed in Bold)

(Non-participating players listed in Italics)

(* Replacing non-participating player)

(+ Need player selected by head coach)

OFFENSE

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

CENTERS

*

Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona

 

Andre Gurode, Dallas

 

DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia

*

Ryan Kalil, Carolina

 

Greg Jennings, Green Bay

 

Shaun O'Hara, New York Giants

 

Calvin Johnson, Detroit

 

 

 

Roddy White, Atlanta

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

 

Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta

 

TACKLES

 

Jason Witten, Dallas

*

Tyson Clabo, Atlanta

 

 

Chad Clifton, Green Bay

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

Jordan Gross, Carolina

 

Drew Brees, New Orleans

*

Donald Penn, Tampa Bay

 

Matt Ryan, Atlanta

 

Jason Peters, Philadelphia

 

Michael Vick, Philadelphia

 

 

 

 

GUARDS

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

Jahri Evans, New Orleans

 

Steven Jackson, St. Louis

 

Carl Nicks, New Orleans

 

Adrian Peterson, Minnesota

 

Chris Snee, New York Giants

 

Michael Turner, Atlanta

 

 

 

 

 

FULLBACK

 

 

 

Ovie Mughelli, Atlanta


DEFENSE

 

DEFENSIVE ENDS

 

INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS

 

John Abraham, Atlanta

*

London Fletcher, Washington

 

Julius Peppers, Chicago

Brian Urlacher, Chicago

 

Justin Tuck, New York Giants

*

Jonathan Vilma, New Orleans

 

Patrick Willis, San Francisco

 

INTERIOR LINEMEN

*

Darnell Dockett, Arizona

 

CORNERBACKS

 

Jay Ratliff, Dallas

*

Brent Grimes, Atlanta

 

Justin Smith, San Francisco

DeAngelo Hall, Washington

 

Ndamukong Suh, Detroit

Asante Samuel, Philadelphia

 

 

*

Tramon Williams, Green Bay

 

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

*

Antoine Winfield, Minnesota

*

Jon Beason, Carolina

Charles Woodson, Green Bay

 

Lance Briggs, Chicago

 

 

 

Clay Matthews, Green Bay

 

STRONG SAFETY

*

Brian Orakpo, Washington

*

Roman Harper, New Orleans

 

DeMarcus Ware, Dallas

Adrian Wilson, Arizona

 

 

 

 

FREE SAFTIES

 

 

Nick Collins, Green Bay

 

Antrel Rolle, New York Giants


SPECIALISTS

 

PUNTER

 

KICK RETURN SPECIALIST

Mat McBriar, Dallas

 

Devin Hester, Chicago

 

 

PLACEKICKER

 

SPECIAL TEAMER

David Akers, Philadelphia

 

Eric Weems, Atlanta

 

LONG SNAPPER

 

+

Zak DeOssie, New York Giants