2012 NFL Pro Bowl Jan. 29 on NBC

The NFL’s best — minus the players for the New England Patriots and the New York Giants who are participating in Super Bowl XLVI and any other players who have to withdraw due to “injury” — head to Aloha Stadium in Honolulu for the 2012 Pro Bowl. NBC airs the game live on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 7pm ET, with Dan Hicks, Mike Mayock and Doug Flutie calling the game with sideline reporters Alex Flanagan and Randy Moss. Press release from NBC and the roster of AFC and NFC Pro Bowl starters below:

NBC SPORTS’ SUPER BOWL WEEK KICKS OFF WITH LIVE PRIMETIME COVERAGE OF 2012 NFL PRO BOWL, SUNDAY 7 P.M. ET

Bob Costas, Tony Dungy & Rodney Harrison Host Pre-Game, Halftime and
Post-Game Coverage from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Site of Super
Bowl XLVI

Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Cam Newton, Ben Roethlisberger, Philip Rivers
and Ray Lewis Will Wear Microphones Throughout the Game

Access to Coach/QB Radio Transmissions Highlight NBC’s Production


NEW YORK – January XX, 2012 – Super Bowl XLVI Week on NBC begins this
Sunday at 7 p.m. ET with the NFL’s top stars competing in the 2012 NFL Pro
Bowl. The NFL’s All-Star Game will take place once again at Aloha Stadium
in Honolulu, Hawaii and is the signature event to start the week leading
up to Super Bowl XLVI, to be played between the New England Patriots and
New York Giants in Indianapolis on Sunday, Feb. 5, on NBC.

Dan Hicks (play-by-play), Mike Mayock and Doug Flutie (analysts), Alex
Flanagan and Randy Moss (sideline reporters) call the action from Aloha
Stadium.

Football Night in America’s Bob Costas, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison
will host the pre-game, halftime and post-game coverage from inside Lucas
Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the site of Super Bowl XLVI.

The 43-man teams are comprised of 21 offensive and 17 defensive players
plus five specialists, including a long snapper. The AFC All-Star team
will be led by Gary Kubiak and the coaches from the Houston Texans while
Mike McCarthy and the Green Bay Packers’ coaching staff will guide the NFC
Pro Bowl squad.

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees
lead the NFC against the NFL’s leading rusher Maurice Jones-Drew of the
Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger.

PRO BOWL PRODUCTION ELEMENTS: Five quarterbacks in the game – Rodgers,
Brees, Roethlisberger, Cam Newton and Philip Rivers, along with Ray Lewis
- will wear microphones during the game. In addition, NBC will have access
to coach-quarterback radio transmission and will deploy its ‘stedi-cam’
operator into the teams’ huddles.

NBC Sports’ Notre Dame Football producer Rob Hyland, who worked as the
Sunday Night Football replay producer for three years under SNF producer
Fred Gaudelli, will produce the game. Artie Kempner, who directs NFL games
for NFL Network and Fox, and who directed Super Bowl XLII, will direct.

NBC AND THE PRO BOWL: Sunday’s broadcast marks fourth time ever and the
second time in three years that NBC has broadcast the Pro Bowl. The last
NBC broadcast of the Pro Bowl was the week after Super Bowl XLIII in
February 2009. Prior to that NBC’s last Pro Bowl broadcast was on Jan. 20,
1974 from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City when the AFC, coached by then
Raiders coach and former NBC analyst John Madden, defeated the NFC 15-13
on five Garo Yepremian field goals. Curt Gowdy and Al DeRogatis called the
game for NBC. The only other time the Pro Bowl was on NBC was two years
earlier, on Jan. 23, 1972, when the AFC defeated the NFC 26-13. That game
took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

PRO BOWL STARTERS:
AFC OFFENSE
QB Ben Roethlisberger Steelers
RB Maurice Jones-Drew Jaguars
FB Vonta Leach Ravens
WR A.J. Green Bengals
Mike Wallace Steelers
TE Antonio Gates Chargers
T Joe Thomas Browns
D’Brickashaw Ferguson Jets
G Ben Grubbs Ravens
Marshal Yanda Ravens
C Nick Mangold Jets

AFC DEFENSE
DE Elvis Dumerville Broncos
Dwight Freeney Colts
DT Haloti Ngata Ravens
Richard Seymore Raiders
OLB Tamba Hali Chiefs
Von Miller Broncos
ILB Ray Lewis Ravens
CB Darrell Revis Jets
Champ Bailey Broncos
FS Ed Reed Ravens
SS Eric Weddle Chargers

AFC SPECIAL TEAMS
P Shane Lechler Raiders
K Sebastian Janikowski Raiders
KR Antonio Brown Steelers
ST Montell Owens Jaguars

NFC OFFENSE
QB Aaron Rodgers Packers
RB LeSean McCoy Eagles
FB Michael Robinson Seahawks
WR Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals
Steve Smith Panthers
TE Jimmy Graham Saints
T Jason Peters Eagles
Joe Staley 49ers
G Jhari Evans Saints
Carl Nicks Saints
C Ryan Kalil Panthers

NFC DEFENSE
DE Jared Allen Vikings
Jason Babin Eagles
DT Justin Smith 49ers
Jay Ratliff Cowboys
OLB DeMarcus Ware Cowboys
Clay Matthews Packers
ILB Patrick Willis 49ers
CB Charles Woodson Packers
TBA
FS Earl Thomas Seahawks
SS Adrian Wilson Cardinals

NFC SPECIAL TEAMS
P Andy Lee 49ers
K David Akers 49ers
KR Patrick Peterson Cardinals
ST Corey Graham Bears

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One Response to 2012 NFL Pro Bowl Jan. 29 on NBC

  1. ALISON says:

    CAN SOMEONE PLEASE FIRE RODGER GOODELL? HE IS MESSING UP AGAIN BY SCHEDULING THE DARN PRO BOWL BEFORE THE SUPER BOWL! DONT HE KNOW THAT THESE PLAYERS WOULD RATHER BE IN HAWAII AFTER THE DARN SUPER BOWL. THEY NEED TO BRING BACK THE OLD COMMISH SHEESH HE HAS MESSED I UP FOR EVERY ONE INCLUDING THE FANS. SMDH

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