6 former Vols play in Pro Bowl, NFC rolls 62-35

HONOLULU (AP) -- Sack-happy defensive end J.J. Watt went out for a pass as a wide receiver, retiring center Jeff Saturday snapped to two Mannings on opposite teams and the NFC blew past the AFC 62-35 in a Pro Bowl that could be the league's last.

Whether the NFL's all-star game will return or not is a question league officials will ponder the next few months. And, the players gave plenty to consider on both sides of the argument Sunday.

The NFC was unstoppable on offense, with nearly each player putting up fantasy-type lines in limited play. The AFC, meanwhile, had five turnovers and scored most of its points well after the game was no longer competitive.

Minnesota tight end Kyle Rudolph was voted the game's MVP with 122 yards and a touchdown.

Former Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning was 6-12 passing for 43 yards and one touchdown. Other former Vols of note include Eric Berry (6 tackles), Jason Witten (2 catches for 12 yards) and Dustin Colquitt (averaged 51.5 yards on 4 punts).

Jerod Mayo added 2 tackles while Arian Foster couldn't get on track, rushing three times for -2 yards.

Of special note was Sequoyah grad Jerome Felton (Vikings Fullback) who carried 4 times for 18 yards and a touchdown.


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