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Now, we all know you watch the Super Bowl. But are you an equal opportunist when it comes to the Pro Bowl? Let's get down to the turf and see how well you know the best of the best National Football League players.
You see, playing in the NFL is hard work. It's TEAMwork! It means that you win as a team and you lose as a team. The Pro Bowl, on the other hand, rewards players who shine on an individual level. Your team could have a great season, or it could have a terrible season, but if you are voted into the Pro Bowl, well then, you must be doing something right for yourself!
So how exactly do you make it there? Well, of course, you have to start with a great individual season, but the rest is out of your hands! Did you know that players are actually voted into the Pro Bowl? That's right! It's the coaches, fellow players AND the fans who make these decisions. Impress these three groups and you just might have your shot at joining the elite group known as the Pro-Bowlers!
So, are you ready to score big with this Pro Bowlers quiz? Think you have what it takes to recognize these Pro Bowl selections? Set, hike! It's time to kick this quiz through the uprights!
J.J. Watt was selected by the Houston Texans in the 1st round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was selected to the Pro Bowl four times between 2012 - 2015!
Von Miller is an outside linebacker who currently plays for the Denver Broncos. He has been in the NFL since 2011 and has been selected to the Pro Bowl SIX times!
Travis Kelce is a three-time Pro Bowler, having been selected in 2015, 2016 and 2017. He is a current tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs wearing number 87,
Lorenzo Alexander has played as a linebacker in the NFL since 2005 for six different teams. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2012 and 2016.
Russell Wilson was not only a Pro-Bowler in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017, he was also named NFL Rookie of the Year in 2012 and also led the Seahawks to a Super Bowl championship in 2013!
Don't rule out the undrafted players! Michael Bennett went undrafted in the 2009 draft but has since made a name for himself in the NFL. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl three times - in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Matthew Stafford was selected by the Detroit Lions 1st overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. He was selected to his first and only (so far!) Pro Bowl in 2014.
Hubert Delanie Walker is a current tight end for the Tennessee Titans and has been selected to the NFL Pro Bowl three times. In fact, he was named the Offensive MVP of the 2017 Pro Bowl.
Nick Foles was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2012 NFL Draft. He then played for the St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs before making his way back to Philadelphia to lead them to their Super Bowl LII victory!
Derrick Johnson is a four-time Pro Bowler. He was selected in 2011 - 2013 and again in 2015. He has played for the Kansas City Chiefs since 2005!
Kyle Rudolph played college football for the University of Notre Dame. He was drafted by the Vikings in the 2nd round of the 2011 NFL Draft, and was selected for the Pro Bowl following the 2012 season.
Andre Previn Rison played for seven different teams during his 11-year career in the NFL. He was selected to the Pro Bowl five times - from 1990 - 1993 and again in 1997!
Steven Tasker played wide receiver for 12 years in the NFL. He was selected to the Pro Bowl seven times, and was named Pro Bowl MVP in 1993!
Michael Irvin was nicknamed "The Playmaker". He played wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys for his entire 11-year career, making it to the Pro Bowl from 1991 - 1995!
Reggie White was a a 13-time Pro Bowler who played defensive end for the Eagles, Packers and Panthers throughout his career. He died at the young age of 43 in 2004.
Arlandus Jacob Bouye has been playing cornerback in the NFL since 2013. He was selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2017.
Did you know that Carson Palmer played college football at USC and won the Heisman Trophy in 2002? He went on to play in the NFL for 15 seasons, being selected to the Pro Bowl three times 2005, 2006 and 2015.
An eleven-time Pro Bowl selection and nine-time All-Pro, Derrick Brooks was named AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2002. He also earned a championship ring with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII.
Peyton Manning holds many NFL records. One of these records is the fact that he was selected for 14 Pro Bowls! He was also named NFL MVP five times throughout his 18-year career.
Marc Bulger was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2003 and 2006. In his first appearance, he was named Pro Bowl MVP! He played 11 seasons in the NFL before retiring.
He goes by the nickname T-Sizzle! Terrell Suggs has been playing outside linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens since being drafted in 2003. He has made it to the Pro Bowl on seven different occasions.
Chandler Jones played college football at Syracuse before being drafted by the New England Patriots in 2012. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2015 and 2017 and was also named NFL sacks leader in 2017.
Logan Mankins played in 161 NFL games and started in all 161 of them! He was named a Pro-Bowler seven times during his career with the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Did you know that Joe Namath was nicknamed "Broadway Joe"? He played the majority of his quarterback career for the New York Jets before his final year in the NFL with the Los Angeles Rams. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1972.
Matthew Slater was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 2008 NFL Draft and continues to play with them today. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl every year since 2011!
Five-time Pro Bowler Aqib Talib is a current cornerback for the Denver Broncos. He is also a Super Bowl 50 champion.
Mark Brunell played college football at Washington, after which he was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the 1993 NFL Draft. He was a Pro Bowler in 1996, 1997, and 1999, earning the title of Pro Bowl MVP in 1997!
Jerry Rice was selected to the Pro Bowl 13 times (1986–1996, 1998, 2002) and named All-Pro 12 times in his 20 NFL seasons! He was named Pro Bowl MVP in 1996.
Marshall Faulk was a running back for the Colts and the Rams from 1994 - 2005. He was selected to the Pro Bowl seven times, being named Pro Bowl MVP in 1995, as well as NFL MVP in 2000.
Phillip Martin Simms spent his entire 14-year NFL career playing for the New York Giants. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1985 and 1993. His number 11 is retired with the New York Giants.
Philip Rivers has been quarterback of the Chargers since he was drafted by them in 2004. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl seven times and was even named NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2013.
Drew Brees played quarterback for the Chargers from 2001 - 2005, and then went on to join the Saints. He has been a Pro Bowler 11 different times, as well as a two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year.
Marshawn Lynch was born on April 22, 1986 in Oakland, California. He was drafted by the Bills in 2007 and went on to become a Pro Bowler five times in the years 2008, 2011-2014.
Ricky Williams played college football for the University of Texas where he was a two-time All-American and won the Heisman Trophy. He played in one Pro Bowl during his 12 NFL seasons, in which he was named the Pro Bowl MVP!
Richard Joseph Gannon played quarterback for 18 seasons in the NFL. During those 18 seasons, he was selected to the Pro Bowl four times, being named MVP of two of them in 2001 and 2002.
Many-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady has been selected to the Pro Bowl 13 times during his 16 seasons with the New England Patriots. Brady is considered to be the biggest "steal" in the history of the NFL Draft.
Joseph Keyshawn Johnson was a wide receiver in the NFL for 11 seasons. He played with the Jets, Buccaneers, Cowboys and Panthers and was selected to the Pro Bowl three times.
Did you know Ty Law's first name is Tajuan? He played 15 seasons in the NFL being named a Pro Bowler five of those years. He is also a three-time Super Bowl champion.
Harold Warren Moon was an NFL quarterback who played for 23 seasons. He was named a Pro-Bowler nine times from 1988 - 1995, and again in 1997.
Did you know that Brandon Marshall was selected 119th overall in the 2006 draft? He was named to the Pro Bowl six times, being named MVP one of those times.
DeAngelo Hall played college football for Virginia Tech, and was drafted as a cornerback in the 2004 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He has been to the Pro Bowl three times.
Matt Schaub was born on June 25, 1981 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has played in the NFL since 2004, being selected to the Pro Bowl two times.
Larry Fitzgerald has played his wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals since 2004. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl 11 times in those years and is still active today!
Did you know that Adrian Peterson has played for three different teams in the NFL? Since 2007, he has played for the Vikings, the Saints and the Cardinals. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl seven times.
Don Maynard was born in 1935 and was selected by the New York Giants in the 1957 NFL Draft. He was named a four-time AFL All-Star - later known as a Pro Bowler!
Joe Theismann played quarterback for the Washington Redskins from 1974 - 1985. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1982 and 1983, and was a Super Bowl champion in 1983.
Ahmad Rashad was the fourth overall selection of the 1972 NFL Draft, taken by the St. Louis Cardinals. He was selected to the Pro Bowl four consecutive years from 1978 - 1981.
Did you know that Walter Payton was known as "Sweetness" around the NFL? He played his entire 13-year career for the Chicago Bears from 1975 - 1987, being named to the Pro Bowl nine of those years.
Garabed Sarkis Yepremian was a placekicker in the National Football League from 1966 - 1981. He played for the Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, being named to the Pro Bowl twice.
Randy Gene Moss was a wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the NFL. He was named to the Pro Bowl six times, and holds the current NFL single-season touchdown reception record for 23 touchdowns in 2007.