Pro Bowl

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The Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL).wikipedia
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The Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL).
An exception is American football's Pro Bowl, which occurs at the end of the season.

1951 Pro Bowl

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The first official Pro Bowl was played in January 1951, three weeks after the 1950 NFL Championship Game (between 1939 and 1942, the NFL experimented with all-star games pitting the league's champion against a team of all-stars). The first 21 games of the series (1951–1972) were played in Los Angeles.
The 1951 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's inaugural Pro Bowl which featured the league's outstanding performers from the 1950 season.

1972 Pro Bowl

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The first 21 games of the series (1951–1972) were played in Los Angeles.
The 1972 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 22nd annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1971 season.

1980 Pro Bowl

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The site of the game was changed annually for each of the next seven years before the game was moved to Aloha Stadium in Halawa, Hawaii for 30 straight seasons from 1980 through 2009.
The 1980 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 30th annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1979 season.

1942 National Football League All-Star Game (December)

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The first official Pro Bowl was played in January 1951, three weeks after the 1950 NFL Championship Game (between 1939 and 1942, the NFL experimented with all-star games pitting the league's champion against a team of all-stars).
It would not return until 1951 as the Pro Bowl, with the champions vs. all-stars format changed to between divisions to avoid confusion with the Chicago College All-Star Game.

Drew Brees

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For the 2014 game, Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders were chosen as alumni captains, while their captains were Drew Brees and Robert Quinn (Rice), along with Jamaal Charles and J. J. Watt (Sanders).
Brees earned the starting job with the Chargers in 2002 and made the Pro Bowl in 2004.

Jerry Rice

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For the 2014 game, Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders were chosen as alumni captains, while their captains were Drew Brees and Robert Quinn (Rice), along with Jamaal Charles and J. J. Watt (Sanders).
Rice was selected to the Pro Bowl 13 times (1986–1996, 1998, 2002) and named All-Pro 12 times in his 20 NFL seasons.

Aloha Stadium

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The site of the game was changed annually for each of the next seven years before the game was moved to Aloha Stadium in Halawa, Hawaii for 30 straight seasons from 1980 through 2009. Between 1980 and 2016, the game was played at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii except for two years (2010 and 2015).
It hosts the NCAA's Hawaii Bowl (2002–present) and Hula Bowl (restarting in 2020, previously hosted 1975–1997 and 2006–2008), and formerly was home to the National Football League's Pro Bowl from 1980 through 2016 (except in 2010 and 2015).

1999 Pro Bowl

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In the 1999 Pro Bowl, New York Jets head coach Bill Parcells, after his team lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game, had to decline due to health reasons and Jets assistant head coach Bill Belichick took his place.
The 1999 Pro Bowl was the NFL's all-star game for the 1998 season.

Deion Sanders

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For the 2014 game, Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders were chosen as alumni captains, while their captains were Drew Brees and Robert Quinn (Rice), along with Jamaal Charles and J. J. Watt (Sanders).
During his career, he was named to nine Pro Bowls and made consecutive Super Bowl appearances in XXIX with the 49ers and XXX with the Cowboys, winning both.

Super Bowl

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Between 1970 and 2009, the Pro Bowl was usually held the weekend after the Super Bowl.
This is due to the current NFL schedule which consists of the opening weekend of the season being held immediately after Labor Day (the first Monday in September), the 17-week regular season (where teams each play 16 games and have one bye), the first three rounds of the playoffs, and the Super Bowl two weeks after the two Conference Championship Games, which is the next week after the Pro Bowl.

Russell Wilson

Players who would have been invited as an alternate but could not play due to advancing to the Super Bowl are also considered Pro Bowlers (for example, Russell Wilson in 2014).
Wilson has been named to six Pro Bowls and has started in two Super Bowls, winning Super Bowl XLVIII.

Denver Broncos

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In the 1999 Pro Bowl, New York Jets head coach Bill Parcells, after his team lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game, had to decline due to health reasons and Jets assistant head coach Bill Belichick took his place. (In the 2015 Pro Bowl, when John Fox left his coaching job with Denver after his playoff loss to Indianapolis that year, John Harbaugh of Baltimore took over.
The team's first superstar, "Franchise" Floyd Little, was instrumental in keeping the team in Denver, due to his signing in 1967 as well as his Pro Bowl efforts on and off the field.

Sean Taylor

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For the game, Washington Redskins players T Chris Samuels, TE Chris Cooley, and LS Ethan Albright all wore the number 21 (a number normally inappropriate for their positions) in memory of their teammate Sean Taylor, who had been murdered during the 2007 season.
He made one Pro Bowl appearance in 2006.

2008 Pro Bowl

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The 2008 Pro Bowl included a unique example of several players from the same team wearing the same number in a Pro Bowl.
Notable Pro Bowl selections included the late Sean Taylor.

Chris Samuels

For the game, Washington Redskins players T Chris Samuels, TE Chris Cooley, and LS Ethan Albright all wore the number 21 (a number normally inappropriate for their positions) in memory of their teammate Sean Taylor, who had been murdered during the 2007 season.
Selected third overall in the 2000 NFL Draft, Samuels played his entire pro career for the NFL's Washington Redskins and was a six-time Pro Bowl selection.

1952 Pro Bowl

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The 1952 Pro Bowl was the NFL's second annual all-star game which featured the league's outstanding performers from the 1951 season.

1953 Pro Bowl

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The 1953 Pro Bowl was the NFL's third annual all-star game which featured the league's outstanding performers from the 1952 season.

Baltimore Ravens

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(In the 2015 Pro Bowl, when John Fox left his coaching job with Denver after his playoff loss to Indianapolis that year, John Harbaugh of Baltimore took over.
Two of his defensive teammates, Sam Adams and Rod Woodson, made the Pro Bowl.

NFL on NBC

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During this period, NBC also held the rights to the Pro Bowl (which was also under a separate contract from the NFL's regular season games and the NFL Championship Game) via the Los Angeles newspapers' charities.

Don Doll

He was selected to play in each of the first four Pro Bowls and was named the Most Valuable Player in the 1952 season Pro Bowl.

Two-minute warning

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There is no special event at the ends of the first and third quarters, aside from swapping end zones, so there is no two-minute warning then, only at the halves, except as implemented in Pro Bowls from 2014 to 2016, and since 2019.

1957 Pro Bowl

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The 1957 Pro Bowl was the NFL's seventh annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1956 season.

1958 Pro Bowl

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The 1958 Pro Bowl was the NFL's eighth annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1957 season.

Jim Brown

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Considered to be one of the greatest football players of all time, Brown was a Pro Bowl invitee every season he was in the league, was recognized as the AP NFL Most Valuable Player three times, and won an NFL championship with the Browns in 1964.