For the second year in a row, former UT running back Arian Foster will represent the Houston Texans in Hawaii. Foster will join Ray Rice of the Ravens and Maurice Jones-Drew of the jaguars in the AFC backfield.
aLSO, former vol Scott Wells is one of two centers on theNFC squad. Wells, ofcourse snaps for Aaron Rogers of the Packers who gets the start ahead of record setting quarterback Drew Brees.
The Patriots and 49ers led the way with 8 players each in the game.
The Pro Bowl, plaed January 29 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, could feature Aaron Rodgers (Packers) against Tom Brady (Patriots), unless Super Bowl preparations interfere.
Brady was voted to his seventh Pro Bowl and this is Rodgers' second (2010), but he's on pace to set the NFL record for passer rating.
Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis was voted to his 12th Pro Bowl in 16 seasons and is one of four Baltimore defensive starters chosen for the game. Defensive end Haloti Ngata, outside linebacker Terrell Suggs and free safety Ed Reed are the others.
NFL voting combines input from fans, players and coaches. A consensus vote of each group counts one-third toward 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, a record 100.64 million votes were cast by fans this year online and on web-enhanced mobile phones at NFL.com. In the event an AFC quarterback can't be in Hawaii, due to injury to Super Bowl obligation, Tim Tebow of the Broncos is the second alternate.
* Asterisk denotes starter
Quarterback * Tom Brady, New England, Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh, Philip Rivers, San Diego
Running back * Ray Rice, Baltimore, Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville, Arian Foster, Houston
Fullback * Vonta Leach, Baltimore
Wide receiver * Wes Welker, New England, * Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh, A.J. Green, Cincinnati, Brandon Marshall, Miami
Tight end * Rob Gronkowski, New England, Antonio Gates, San Diego
Tackle * Joe Thomas, Cleveland, * Jake Long, Miami, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, N.Y. Jets
Guard * Logan Mankins, New England, * Brian Waters, New England, Marshal Yanda, Baltimore
Center * Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh, Nick Mangold, N.Y. Jets
Defensive end * Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis * Andre Carter, New England, Elvis Dumervil, Denver
Interior linemen * Haloti Ngata, Baltimore, * Vince Wilfork, New England, Richard Seymour, Oakland
Outside linebacker * Terrell Suggs, Baltimore, * Von Miller, Denver, Tamba Hali, Kansas City
Inside/midde linebacker * Ray Lewis, Baltimore, Derrick Johnson, Kansas City
Cornerback * Darrelle Revis, N.Y. Jets * Champ Bailey, Denver, Johnathan Joseph, Houston
Free safety * Ed Reed, Baltimore, Eric Weddle, San Diego
Strong safety * Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh
Punter Shane Lechler, Oakland
Placekicker Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland
Kick returner Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh
Special teamer Matthew Slater, New England
Quarterback * Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, Drew Brees, New Orleans, Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants
Running back * LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia, Matt Forte, Chicago, Frank Gore, San Francisco
Fullback * John Kuhn, Green Bay
Wide receiver * Calvin Johnson, Detroit, * Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona, Steve Smith, Carolina, Greg Jennings, Green Bay
Tight end * Jimmy Graham, New Orleans, Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta
Tackle * Jason Peters, Philadelphia, * Joe Staley, San Francisco, Jermon Bushrod, New Orleans
Guard * Jahri Evans, New Orleans, * Carl Nicks, New Orleans, Davin Joseph, Tampa Bay
Center * Ryan Kalil, Carolina, Scott Wells, Green Bay
Defensive end * Jared Allen, Minnesota, * Jason Babin, Philadelphia, Jason Pierre-Paul, N.Y. Giants
Interior linemen * Justin Smith, San Francisco, * Jay Ratliff, Dallas, B.J. Raji, Green Bay
Outside linebacker * DeMarcus Ware, Dallas, * Clay Matthews, Green Bay, Lance Briggs, Chicago
Inside/midde linebacker * Patrick Willis, San Francisco, Brian Urlacher, Chicago
Cornerback * Charles Woodson, Green Bay, * Carlos Rogers, San Francisco, Charles Tillman, Chicago
Free safety * Earl Thomas, Seattle, Dashon Goldson, San Francisco
Strong safety * Adrian Wilson, Arizona
Punter Andy Lee, San Francisco
Placekicker David Akers, San Francisco
Kick returner Patrick Peterson, Arizona
Special teamer Corey Graham, Chicago