Six former Vols named to 2013 NFL Pro Bowl

No college in the nation had more selections than Tennessee.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning sets to throw a pass in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

(UNDATED) -- Tennessee tied a school record with six former Vols making the 2013 Pro Bowl roster.

The rosters were announced Wednesday night.

Denver quarterback Peyton Manning was named the starting QB for the AFC squad. Manning captured the most votes during fan voting.

Patriots' linebacker Jerod Mayo, Texans' running back Arian Foster, safety Eric Berry and punter Dustin Colquitt, both of the Kansas City Chiefs, and Dallas tight end Jason Witten were the other ex-Vols named to the Pro Bowl.

Witten set a record for receptions in a season by a tight end (103) in the Cowboys' game last week against New Orleans. This is Witten's eighth Pro Bowl selection.

Foster is making his third straight appearance, while Berry and Mayo are both headed to Hawaii for the second time.

With six selections, Tennessee is tied for having the most former players of any school in the nation. Along with the Vols, Georgia and Miami (Fla.) also have six products in the Pro Bowl.

Vikings' fullback and former Sequoyah High Schools standout Jerome Felton made NFC roster.

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