Now that the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots qualified for the Super Bowl, the final NFL Pro Bowl rosters are out. As expected, SEC football is well-represented.
Out of 113 total players (including injury replacements), the SEC is sending 29 players. That’s more than a quarter of the talent. In all, 10 of the 14 schools are represented.
The 2017 Pro Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, with a kickoff after 8 p.m. ET from the Orlando Citrus Bowl.
Unsurprisingly, Alabama and LSU lead the conference with 5 players each in the game. Florida is right behind with 4 players. Shockingly, Auburn will not send a single player to the Pro Bowl. Neither will Kentucky, Missouri and Ole Miss.
It’s no surprise that the SEC sent 5 defensive ends to the Pro Bowl — the conference is known for defense. However, the conference also sent 6 wide receivers, most of any position group. Dak Prescott was the only quarterback from the conference who will appear in the game.
Players from the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will not play in the NFL all-star game. Those teams meet in Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5.
Alabama Crimson Tide
WR Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons (out for Super Bowl)
WR Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders (injured)
LB Dont’a Hightower, New England Patriots (Out for Super Bowl)
S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Green Bay Packers
OT Jason Peters, Philadelphia Eagles (injured)
TE Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
OC Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Steelers (injured)
DE Carlos Dunlap, Cincinnati Bengals
S Reggie Nelson, Oakland Raiders
WR A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals (injured)
DT Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals
LB Thomas Davis, Carolina Panthers
WR Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants
WR Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
OG Trai Turner, Carolina Panthers
CB Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals
OT Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati Bengals
Mississippi State Bulldogs
QB Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
DT Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles
LB K.J. Wright, Seattle Seahawks
South Carolina Gamecocks
DE Jadeveon Clowney, Houston Texans (injured)
S Darian Stewart, Denver Broncos
S Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs (injured)
P Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City Chiefs
Texas A&M Aggies
WR Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DE Michael Bennett, Seattle Seahawks
LB Von Miller, Denver Broncos
Casey Hayward, San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers
The 2017 NFL Pro Bowl will be televised by ESPN.