Let’s face it. The NFL Pro Bowl is never the most exciting thing in the world to watch. After all, football is an intense sport, one that doesn’t lend itself well to “exhibition.” But here at the Great American Rivalry Series we have one (or 17) reasons to watch the NFL Pro Bowl this Sunday.

That’s right, 17 players who played in Rivalry Games have been selected to participate in the NFL Pro Bowl, 8 from the AFC and 7 from the NFC. We’ll see how competitive the game is at the end of the day, but we can’t wait to see these former Rivalry greats recognized as the best this NFL season.


JuJu Smith-Schuster: long Beach Poly

Taylor Lewan: Chaparral

Maurkice Puncey: Lakeland

Mike Pouncey: Lakeland

Deshaun Watson: Gainesville

Geno Atkins: St. Thomas Aquinas

Jurrell Casey: Long Beach Poly

Kyle Williams: Ruston

Jalen Ramsey: Brentwood Academy


Julio Jones: Foley

Trent Williams: Longview

Austin Hooper: De La Salle

Drew Brees: Westlake

Cameron Jordan: Chandler

Aaron Donald: Penn Hills

Luke Kuechly: St. Xavier

Patrick Peterson: Blanche Ely