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NFL ALL-STARS TAKE CENTER STAGE AT 2020 PRO BOWL

-- Pro Bowl Week Culminates with AFC-NFC Matchup at Camping World Stadium in Orlando --

-- All-Stars Face Off in Skills Showdown Airing Thursday, January 23 at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN --



Eagles tackle Lane Johnson was named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl. Photo by Andy Lewis

The 2020 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon will be played on Sunday, January 26, at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. Tickets to the game, which kicks off at 3:00 PM ET and will be televised live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC and Disney XD, are on sale now at NFL.com/ProBowlOnSale.


The Pro Bowl returns to Orlando for the fourth consecutive season and will feature the league’s all-stars and Legends Captains taking part in youth activities and community events during a week-long celebration of the football community. 


The 2020 Pro Bowl will feature two new rule changes for this game only. Following a successful field goal or try attempt, the scoring team (Team A), has the following options:


1. Team A may elect to give Team B the ball at Team B’s 25-yard line (1st-and-10), beginning a new series of downs.


2. Team A may elect to take the ball at their own 25-yard line (4th-and-15).


If Team A is successful in making a first down, Team A will maintain possession and a new series of downs will continue as normal.


If Team A is unsuccessful in making a first down, the result will be a turnover on downs and Team B will take possession at the dead ball spot.


Additionally, the 2020 Pro Bowl will feature a rule change regarding pre-snap penalties.


It is not a false start if a flexed, eligible receiver in a two-point stance who flinches or picks up one foot, as long as his other foot remains partially on the ground, and he resets for one second prior to the snap. A receiver who fits this exception is not considered to be “in motion” for purposes of the “illegal shift” rules.


It is a false start if all 11 offensive players have been set for at least one full second, and any flexed, eligible receiver breaks his stance by picking up both feet.


The 44-man Pro Bowl teams are comprised of 21 offensive and 18 defensive players plus five specialists, including a long snapper. JOHN HARBAUGH and the coaches from the Baltimore Ravens will lead the AFC Pro Bowl team and PETE CARROLL and the coaches from the Seattle Seahawks will head the NFC squad.


Pro Football Hall of Famer and three-time Pro Bowler TERRELL DAVIS and Pro Football Hall of Famer and 11-time Pro Bowler BRUCE SMITH will serve as the 2020 Pro Bowl Legends Captains for the AFC, while Pro Football Hall of Famer and seven-time Pro Bowler DARRELL GREEN and NFL Legend and four-time Pro Bowler MICHAEL VICK will serve as 2020 Pro Bowl Legends Captains for the NFC. 


Ten players from the two teams participating in Super Bowl LIV, the KANSAS CITY CHIEFS and SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS, were selected to the original Pro Bowl roster: defensive end FRANK CLARK, rookie return specialist MECOLE HARDMAN, wide receiver TYREEK HILL, interior lineman CHRIS JONES, tight end TRAVIS KELCE and quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES of the Chiefs and rookie defensive endNICK BOSA, fullback KYLE JUSZCZYK, tight end GEORGE KITTLE and cornerback RICHARD SHERMAN of the 49ers.


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Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is making his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl appearance. That marks the most selections by a defensive tackle in Eagles history. Photo by Andy Lewis

he Pro Bowl players were determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counted one-third toward determining the 88 All-Star players who were selected to the Pro Bowl. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its All-Star teams. It was also the first professional sports league to offer online All-Star voting in 1995.


Under terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each player on the winning Pro Bowl team receives $70,000, while each player on the losing squad earns $35,000.


Pro Bowl tickets start at just $45 and are on sale at NFL.com/ProBowlOnSale.


Get Access to Awesome as fans in attendance can watch and cheer on the Pro Bowl players as they enter the stadium on the Pro Bowl Red Carpet, bringing them closer than ever to the NFL's All-Stars. Concession deals and "Kid Zone" activities will be available inside the stadium. Additionally, fans will be able to enjoy post-game fireworks to conclude the celebration.


Returning this year, the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, pitting AFC and NFC All-Stars against each other in unique competitions, will air on Thursday, January 23 at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN. Each Skills Showdown team will feature a mix of quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, defensive linemen, linebackers and defensive backs.


Green Bay’s DAVANTE ADAMS, Tampa Bay’s SHAQUIL BARRETT, Minnesota’s DALVIN COOK, Minnesota’s KIRK COUSINS, Chicago’s EDDIE JACKSON, New Orleans’ CAMERON JORDAN, Chicago’s CORDARRELLE PATTERSON, Detroit’s DARIUS SLAY, Dallas’ JAYLON SMITH and Seattle’s RUSSELL WILSON will represent the NFC in the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown.


Baltimore’s MARK ANDREWS, Cleveland’s NICK CHUBB, Pittsburgh’s MINKAH FITZPATRICK, New England’s STEPHON GILMORE, Pittsburgh’s CAMERON HEYWARD, Baltimore’s LAMAR JACKSON, Cleveland’s JARVIS LANDRY, Denver’s VON MILLER and Houston’s DESHAUN WATSON will represent the AFC in the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown.

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AFC PRO BOWL ROSTER BY TEAM


Baltimore Ravens (13): TE Mark Andrews, LS Morgan Cox*, CB Marlon Humphrey, RB Mark Ingram, QB Lamar Jackson*, OLB Matt Judon, CB Marcus Peters, FB Patrick Ricard*, OT Ronnie Stanley*, SS Earl Thomas, PK Justin Tucker*, G Marshal Yanda*, OT Orland Brown


Buffalo Bills (3): CB Tre'Davious White*, LB Tremaine Edmonds, RS Andre Roberts


Cincinnati Bengals (1): DT Geno Atkins


Cleveland Browns (3): RB Nick Chubb*, WR Jarvis Landry, G Joel Bitonio


Denver Broncos (1): OLB Von Miller*, WR Courtland Sutton


Houston Texans (3): WR DeAndre Hopkins*, OT Laremy Tunsil*, QB Deshaun Watson


Indianapolis Colts (4): ILB Darius Leonard*, G Quenton Nelson*, C Ryan Kelly, TE Jack Doyle


Jacksonville Jaguars (1): DE Calais Campbell, DE Josh Allen, WR D.J. Chark


Kansas City Chiefs (6): DE Frank Clark*, RS Mecole Hardman*, WR Tyreek Hill, DT Chris Jones*, TE Travis Kelce*, QB Patrick Mahomes


Los Angeles Chargers (3): WR Keenan Allen*, DE Joey Bosa*, DE Melvin Ingram


New England Patriots (3): CB Stephon Gilmore*; ILB Dont'a Hightower; ST Matthew Slater*


New York Jets (1): SS Jamal Adams*


Oakland Raiders (2): OT Trent Brown, C Rodney Hudson


Pittsburgh Steelers (6): G David DeCastro, FS Minkah Fitzpatrick*, DT Cameron Heyward*, C Maurkice Pouncey*, OLB T.J. Watt*, CB Joe Haden


Tennessee Titans (4): RB Derrick Henry, P Brett Kern*, QB Ryan Tannehill, DT Jurrell Casey


NFC PRO BOWL ROSTER BY TEAM


Arizona Cardinals (2): FS Budda Baker*, OLB Chandler Jones*


Atlanta Falcons (3): TE Austin Hooper, DT Grady Jarrett, WR Julio Jones*


Carolina Panthers (3): ILB Luke Kuechly, RB Christian McCaffrey, G Trai Turner


Chicago Bears (4): FS Eddie Jackson, OLB Khalil Mack*, ST Cordarrelle Patterson*, CB Kyle Fuller


Dallas Cowboys (6): RB Ezekiel Elliott, C Travis Frederick, G Zack Martin*, OT Tyron Smith*, WR Amari Cooper, LB Jaylon Smith


Detroit Lions (2): CB Darius Slay, WR Kenny Golladay


Green Bay Packers (5): OT David Bakhtiari*, QB Aaron Rodgers, WR Davante Adams, DL Kenny Clark, LB Za'Darius Smith


Los Angeles Rams (2): DT Aaron Donald*, CB Jalen Ramsey


Minnesota Vikings (8): RB Dalvin Cook*, DE Danielle Hunter, SS Harrison Smith*, QB Kirk Cousins, LB Eric Kendricks, FB C.J. Ham, DE Everson Griffen, CB Xavier Rhodes


New Orleans Saints (8): OT Terron Armstead, QB Drew Brees, RS Deonte Harris*, DE Cameron Jordan*, CB Marshon Lattimore*, PK Wil Lutz*, WR Michael Thomas*, RB Alvin Kamara


Philadelphia Eagles (6): G Brandon Brooks*, DT Fletcher Cox*, TE Zach Ertz, C Jason Kelce*, LS Rick Lovato*; OT Lane Johnson


San Francisco 49ers (4): DE Nick Bosa*, FB Kyle Juszczyk*, TE George Kittle*, CB Richard Sherman*


Seattle Seahawks (2): ILB Bobby Wagner*, QB Russell Wilson*


Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3): OLB Shaquil Barrett, WR Mike Evans, WR Chris Godwin


Washington Redskins (2): G Brandon Scherff, P Tress Way*


* Indicates starter


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