The 2015 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015 and televised live on ESPN at 8:00 PM ET from University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.
For the second consecutive season, the Pro Bowl will be "unconferenced." Gone is the familiar AFC vs. NFC match-up that had existed since 1971. Instead, players were selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and players.
The Denver Broncos placed a league-best nine players in the Pro Bowl, which will be held prior to the Super Bowl for the sixth consecutive year and serve as the signature kickoff event of Super Bowl week. The Pro Bowl players were determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches.
Each group’s vote counted one-third toward determining the 86 Pro Bowl selections announced today. Two additional "need" players will be chosen by each head coach and must be long snappers. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its all-star teams.
In 1995, the NFL became the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting. Players will be assigned to teams through the Pro Bowl Draft, which will air on Wednesday, January 21 on NFL Network (8:00 PM ET).
Pro Football Hall of Famers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin will serve as alumni team captains for their Pro Bowl squads – Team Carter and Team Irvin – and have final say over draft decisions. Here is the full list:
|QB||Tom Brady, NE||Andrew Luck, Ind||Peyton Manning, Den|
|Tony Romo, Dal||Ben Roethlisberger, Pit||Aaron Rodgers, GB|
|RB||Le'Veon Bell, Pit||Jamaal Charles, KC||Arian Foster, Hou|
|Marshawn Lynch, Sea||LeSean McCoy, Phi||DeMarco Murray, Dal|
|FB||John Kuhn, GB||Marcel Reece, Oak|
|WR||Antonio Brown, Pit||Dez Bryant, Dal||A.J. Green, Cin|
|T.Y. Hilton, Ind||Calvin Johnson, Det||Julio Jones, Atl|
|Jordy Nelson, GB||Demaryius Thomas, Den|
|TE||Jimmy Graham, NO||Rob Gronkowski, NE||Julius Thomas, Den|
|Greg Olsen, Car|
|OT||Ryan Clady, Den||Tyron Smith, Dal||Trent Williams, Was|
|Joe Thomas, Cle||Joe Staley, SF||Jason Peterson, Phi|
|C||Travis Frederick, Dal||Jason Kelce, Phi||Nick Mangold, NYJ|
|Maurkice Pouncey, Pit|
|OG||Jahri Evans, NO||Mike Iupati, SF||Kyle Long, Chi|
|Zack Martin, Dal||Marshal Yanda, Bal||Josh Sitton, GB|
|DE||Calais Campbell, Ari||Mario Williams, Buf||J.J. Watt, Hou|
|DeMarcus Ware, Den||Cameron Wake, Mia||Robert Quinn, STL|
|DT||Marcell Dareus, Buf||Aaron Donald, STL||Gerald McCoy, TB|
|Kyle Williams, Buf||Ndamukong Suh, Det||Dontari Poe|
|OLB||Connor Barwin, Phi||Elvis Dumervil, Bal||Tamba Hali, KC|
|Justin Houston, KC||Clay Matthews, GB||Von Miller, Den|
|ILB||Luke Kuechly, Car||C.J. Mosley, Bal||Bobby Wagner, Sea|
|Lawrence Timmons, Pit|
|CB||Vontae Davis, Ind||Brent Grimes, Mia||Joe Haden, Cle|
|Chris Harris, Den||Aqib Talib, Den||Richard Sherman, Sea|
|Darrelle Revis, NE||Patrick Peterson, Ari|
|S||Kam Chancellor, Sea||Tashaun Gipson, Cle||Eric Weddle, SD|
|T.J. Ward, Den||Earl Thomas, Sea||Glover Quin, Det|
|K||Stephen Gostkoswki, NE||Adam Vinatieri, Ind|
|P||Kevin Huber, Cin||Pat McAfee, Ind|
|PR||Devin Hester, Atl||Darren Sproles, Phi|
|ST||Justin Bethel, Ari||Matthew Slater, NE|