When the Pro Bowl rosters were announced this week, 24 out of the 84 players had at one time suited up for the annual Senior Bowl.
The list of honorees that played in the North vs. South college all-star game ranged from John Abraham, Brian Urlacher and Chad Clifton — who played more than a decade ago in the 2000 Senior Bowl — to rookie Devin McCourty and second-year standouts Clay Matthews and Arian Foster.
Some notables include Roddy White, who played in 2005 and currently leads the league with 1,327 receiving yards, and Philip Rivers (2004), who presently has a quarterback rating of 103.9 — second only to Tom Brady.
Four-time Pro Bowler Patrick Willis (2007) had hand surgery this week and it’s unclear if he’ll make it to Hawaii to represent the NFC.
Out of the 24 Senior Bowlers named to the Pro Bowl roster, 13 are starters and 11 are reserves. The Senior Bowl will be played the day before the Pro Bowl on Jan. 29, and will be televised on the NFL Network at 4 p.m. ET.