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December 25th, 2014 by John Nichols

TeamIrvinTeamCarter_GraphicDid you get everything on your list? The Pro Bowl 2015 Selection List, of course!

GO HORSE! Our very own Indianapolis Colt, Andrew Luck, is selected as a 2015 Pro Bowl quarterback! It is the Denver Broncos that placed a league-best nine players in the Pro Bowl. Twenty of the players are first-time All-Stars, including three rookies. The Indianapolis Colts and the Philadelphia Eagles lead the way with three first-time Pro Bowl selections. The Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers each have two first-time Pro Bowl selections. Rounding out the first-time All-Stars are the Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks.

The AFC has 46 different players named All-Stars and the NFC has 40 players honored. Twenty-eight teams have at least one player selected to the 2015 Pro Bowl and 22 clubs have multiple players chosen as All-Stars. Denver leads the NFL with five defensive players selected. Dallas leads the NFL with the most offensive players chosen (six). The 2015 Pro Bowl coaching staffs will step up from the losing teams in the AFC and NFC Divisional playoffs with the best regular-season records. Here’s a rundown:

The six 2015 Pro Bowl quarterbacks:

  • New England’s TOM BRADY (10th Pro Bowl selection)
  • Indianapolis’ ANDREW LUCK (3rd) GO HORSE!
  • Denver’s PEYTON MANNING (14th)
  • Green Bay’s AARON RODGERS (4th),
  • Pittsburgh’s BEN ROETHLISBERGER (3rd)
  • Dallas’ TONY ROMO (4th)

The six 2015 Pro Bowl running backs:

  • LE’ VEON BELL of Pittsburgh (1st)
  • JAMAAL CHARLES of Kansas City (4th)
  • ARIAN FOSTER of Houston (4th)
  • MARSHAWN LYNCH of Seattle (5th)
  • LE SEAN MC COY of Philadelphia (3rd)
  • DE MARCO MURRAY of Dallas (2nd)

The 2015 Pro Bowl backfield at the fullback position:

  • Green Bay’s JOHN KUHN (2nd)
  • Oakland’s MARCEL REECE (3rd)

The eight wide receivers selected as 2015 Pro Bowl All-Stars:

  • ANTONIO BROWN of Pittsburgh (3rd)
  • DEZ BRYANT of Dallas (2nd)
  • A.J. GREEN of Cincinnati (4th)
  • T.Y. HILTON of Indianapolis (1st) GO HORSE!
  • CALVIN JOHNSON of Detroit (5th)
  • JULIO JONES of Atlanta (2nd)
  • JORDY NELSON of Green Bay (1st)
  • DEMARYIUS THOMAS of Denver (3rd)

The four 2015 Pro Bowl tight ends:

  • New Orleans’ JIMMY GRAHAM (3rd)
  • New England’s ROB GRONKOWSKI (3rd)
  • Carolina’s GREG OLSEN (1st)
  • Denver’s JULIUS THOMAS (2nd)

The six 2015 Pro Bowl guards on the offensive line:

  • JAHRI EVANS (6th) of New Orleans
  • MIKE IUPATI of San Francisco (3rd)
  • KYLE LONG of Chicago (2nd)
  • rookie ZACK MARTIN of Dallas (1st)
  • JOSH SITTON of Green Bay (2nd)
  • MARSHAL YANDA of Baltimore (4th)

The four centers selected as 2015 Pro Bowl All-Stars:

  • Dallas’ TRAVIS FREDERICK (1st)
  • Philadelphia’s JASON KELCE (1st)
  • New York Jets’ NICK MANGOLD (6th)
  • Pittsburgh’s MAURKICE POUNCEY (4th)

The six 2015 Pro Bowl tackles:

  • RYAN CLADY of Denver (4th)
  • JASON PETERS of Philadelphia (7th)
  • TYRON SMITH of Dallas (2nd)
  • JOE STALEY of San Francisco (4th)
  • JOE THOMAS of Cleveland (8th)
  • TRENT WILLIAMS of Washington (3rd)

The six 2015 Pro Bowl defensive ends:

  • Arizona’s CALAIS CAMPBELL (1st)
  • St. Louis’ ROBERT QUINN (2nd)
  • Miami’s CAMERON WAKE (4th)
  • Denver’s DE MARCUS WARE (8th)
  • Houston’s J.J. WATT (3rd)
  • Buffalo’s MARIO WILLIAMS (4th)

The 2015 Pro Bowl defensive line – interior linemen:

  • MARCELL DAREUS of Buffalo (2nd)
  • rookie AARON DONALD of St. Louis (1st)
  • GERALD MC COY of Tampa Bay (3rd)
  • DONTARI POE of Kansas City (2nd)
  • NDAMUKONG SUH of Detroit (4th)
  • KYLE WILLIAMS of Buffalo (4th)

The four 2015 Pro Bowl inside linebackers:

  • Carolina’s LUKE KUECHLY (2nd)
  • Baltimore rookie C.J. MOSLEY (1st)
  • Pittsburgh’s LAWRENCE TIMMONS (1st)
  • Seattle’s BOBBY WAGNER (1st)

The six 2015 Pro Bowl outside linebackers selected as All-Stars:

  • Kansas City Chiefs TAMBA HALI (4th) and JUSTIN HOUSTON (3rd)
  • Philadelphia’s CONNOR BARWIN (1st)
  • Baltimore’s ELVIS DUMERVIL (4th)
  • Green Bay’s CLAY MATTHEWS (5th)
  • Denver’s VON MILLER (3rd)

The eight 2015 Pro Bowl cornerbacks:

  • CHRIS HARRIS (1st) and AQIB TALIB (2nd) of Denver
  • VONTAE DAVIS of Indianapolis (1st) GO HORSE!
  • BRENT GRIMES of Miami (3rd)
  • JOE HADEN of Cleveland (2nd)
  • PATRICK PETERSON of Arizona (4th)
  • DARRELLE REVIS of New England (6th)
  • RICHARD SHERMAN of Seattle (2nd)

The 2015 Pro Bowl secondary – free safeties:

  • Cleveland’s TASHAUN GIPSON (1st)
  • Detroit’s GLOVER QUIN (1st)
  • Seattle’s EARL THOMAS (4th)
  • San Diego’s ERIC WEDDLE (3rd)

strong safeties:

  • Seattle’s KAM CHANCELLOR (3rd)
  • Denver’s T.J. WARD (2nd)

The 2015 Pro Bowl special teams – return specialists:

  • Atlanta’s DEVIN HESTER (4th)
  • Philadelphia’s DARREN SPROLES

special teamers:

  • JUSTIN BETHEL of Arizona (2nd)
  • MATTHEW SLATER of New England (4th)

punters:

  • Cincinnati’s KEVIN HUBER (1st)
  • Indianapolis’ PAT MC AFEE (1st)

kicking duties:

  • STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI of New England (3rd)
  • ADAM VINATIERI of Indianapolis (3rd)

The signature kickoff event of Super Bowl week, the Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015 as an “unconferenced” game for the second consecutive year. Last season, the familiar AFC vs. NFC matchup that existed since 1971 was transformed into a new and totally fan-inspired format for the game. Instead, players are selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and players. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 86 All-Star players who will be selected in the Pro Bowl Draft. Two additional “need” players will be chosen by each head coach and must be long snappers. For example, the top six quarterbacks following voting earn distinction as All-Stars, regardless of how many are from AFC or NFC teams. Then, the NFL’s All-Stars will be realigned through a fantasy football-style draft led by this year’s Pro Football Hall of Famers Chris Carter and Michael Irvin, who are serving as alumni team captains for their Pro Bowl squads – Team Carter and Team Irvin – and have the final say in the proceedings.Pro Football Hall of Famers John Randle (Team Carter) and Darren Woodson (Team Irvin) will serve as defensive co-captains. The NFL legends will also each be assisted by two active player captains and two Lenovo Fantasy Coach of the Year winners in the draft process.

Watched by 11.4 million viewers in 2014, the Pro Bowl is the most-watched all-star game in all of sports the past four years. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its all-star teams. It was the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995. Take a look at highlights from last year’s Pro Bowl by following this link here.

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