Dec 1, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is pressured by Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry (29) at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Two Former Vols Among 2014 Pro-Bowl Selections

Last season the Vols were represented by six players in the NFL Pro-Bowl. This year that number has subsided a bit, as only two former Tennessee players were among the selections that were announced on Friday.

Quarterback Peyton Manning and Safety Eric Berry are the lone Vol representatives in the Pro-Bowl this season. This is Manning’s 13th Pro-Bowl selection and Berry’s third.

Manning, at 37 years old, is having the best season of his career. Last week the former Vol quarterback set a new NFL record for passing touchdowns, with his 51st passing TD of the season, breaking Tom Brady’s previous record. Manning needs 266 passing yards in the final week of the season to break Drew Brees’ record for most passing yards in a season.

Peyton’s Denver Broncos take on the Oakland Raiders on Sunday at 4:25 PM ET.

Eric Berry is having himself another solid season, proving himself as one of the best safeties in the league. Berry has 74 tackles, 3.5 sacks, three interceptions and two touchdowns so far this season.

 

Pro Bowl Rosters

OFFENSE

Quarterbacks
Tom Brady, Patriots
Drew Brees, Saints
Peyton Manning, Broncos
Cam Newton, Panthers
Philip Rivers, Chargers
Russell Wilson, Seahawks

Wide receivers
Antonio Brown, Steelers
Dez Bryant, Cowboys
Josh Gordon, Browns
A.J. Green, Bengals
Andre Johnson, Texans
Calvin Johnson, Lions
Brandon Marshall, Bears
Demaryius Thomas, Broncos

Tackles
Branden Albert, Chiefs
Jason Peters, Eagles
Tyron Smith, Cowboys
Joe Staley, 49ers
Joe Thomas, Browns
Trent Williams, Redskins

Guards
Jahri Evans, Saints
Ben Grubbs, Saints
Mike Iupati, 49ers
Logan Mankins, Patriots
Louis Vasquez, Broncos
Marshal Yanda, Ravens

Centers
Ryan Kalil, Panthers
Alex Mack, Browns
Mike Pouncey, Dolphins
Max Unger, Seahawks

Tight ends
Jordan Cameron, Browns
Vernon Davis, 49ers
Jimmy Graham, Saints
Julius Thomas, Broncos

Running backs
Jamaal Charles, Chiefs
Matt Forte, Bears
Frank Gore, 49ers
Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks
LeSean McCoy, Eagles
Adrian Peterson, Vikings

Fullbacks
Marcel Reece, Raiders
Mike Tolbert, Panthers

DEFENSE

Defensive ends
Greg Hardy, Panthers
Cameron Jordan, Saints
Robert Quinn, Rams
Cameron Wake, Dolphins
J.J. Watt, Texans
Mario Williams, Bills

Interior linemen
Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers
Haloti Ngata, Ravens
Dontari Poe, Chiefs
Justin Smith, 49ers
Ndamukong Suh, Lions
Kyle Williams, Bills

Outside linebackers
John Abraham, Cardinals
Ahmad Brooks, 49ers
Tamba Hali, Chiefs
Justin Houston, Chiefs
Robert Mathis, Colts
Terrell Suggs, Ravens

Inside and middle linebackers
NaVorro Bowman, 49ers
Vontaze Burfict, Bengals
Luke Kuechly, Panthers
Patrick Willis, 49ers

Cornerbacks
Brandon Flowers, Chiefs
Brent Grimes, Dolphins
Joe Haden, Browns
Patrick Peterson, Cardinals
Darrelle Revis, Buccaneers
Richard Sherman, Seahawks
Aqib Talib, Patriots
Alterraun Verner, Titans

Free safeties
Jairus Byrd, Bills
Earl Thomas, Seahawks
Eric Weddle, Chargers

Strong safeties
Eric Berry, Chiefs
Kam Chancellor, Seahawks
Troy Polamalu, Steelers

SPECIAL TEAMS

Punters
Brandon Fields, Dolphins
Johnny Hekker, Rams

Kickers
Matt Prater, Broncos
Justin Tucker, Ravens

Punt returners
Antonio Brown, Steelers
Dexter McCluster, Chiefs

Utility
Justin Bethel, Cardinals
Matthew Slater, Patriots

 

 

The Pro-Bowl will be played on January 26 at 7:00 PM ET. Teams will be divided up on January 22 with a “Draft” by Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice.

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