Falcons dominate NFC Pro Bowl squad

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 7:57 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Michael Vick will start at quarterback for the NFC squad, just one year after serving as a backup QB in Philadelphia and two years after being in prison.

Although Vick beat out Matt Ryan, who will back up Vick in Honolulu, the 12-3 Falcons had the most players chosen for the Pro Bowl, with seven. Philadelphia, Dallas and Green Bay each had five players selected.

Following are the players chosen for the NFC squad (* denotes a starter):

 

OFFENSE

Quarterbacks
Michael Vick*, Philadelphia
Matt Ryan, Atlanta
Drew Brees, New Orleans

Running backs
Michael Turner*, Atlanta
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota
Steven Jackson, St. Louis

Fullback
Ovie Mughelli*, Atlanta

Wide receivers
Roddy White*, Atlanta
Calvin Johnson*, Detroit
DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia
Greg Jennings, Green Bay

Tight ends
Jason Witten* Dallas
Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta

Offensive tackles
Jason Peters*, Philadelphia
Jordan Gross*, Carolina
Chad Clifton, Green Bay

Offensive guards
Jahri Evans*, New Orleans
Chris Snee*, N.Y. Giants
Carl Nicks, New Orleans

Centers
Andre Gurode*, Dallas
Shaun O'Hara, N.Y. Giants

 

DEFENSE

Defensive ends
Julius Peppers*, Chicago
John Abraham*, Atlanta
Justin Tuck, N.Y. Giants

Interior linemen
Ndamukong Suh*, Detroit
Jay Ratliff*, Dallas
Justin Smith, San Francisco

Outside linebackers
Clay Matthews*, Green Bay
DeMarcus Ware*, Dallas
Lance Briggs, Chicago

Inside/middle linebackers
Patrick Willis*, San Francisco
Brian Urlacher, Chicago

Cornerbacks
Asante Samuel*, Philadelphia
Charles Woodson*, Green Bay
DeAngelo Hall, Washington

Free safeties
Nick Collins*, Green Bay
Antrel Rolle, N.Y. Giants

Strong safety
Adrian Wilson*, Arizona

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

Punter
Mat McBriar, Dallas

Placekicker
David Akers, Philadelphia

Kick returner
Devin Hester, Chicago

Special-teamer
Eric Weems, Atlanta