2009 Pro Bowl

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2009 NFL Pro Bowl
1234 Total
NFC 010713 30
AFC 7707 21
DateFebruary 8, 2009
StadiumAloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
MVPLarry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals)
RefereeScott Green
National anthemDavid Archuleta
Halftime showCiara
TV in the United States
AnnouncersAl Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Andrea Kremer, and Tiki Barber

The 2009 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's all-star game for the 2008 season. It was played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 8, 2009. This was the most recent year that the game was held after the Super Bowl. The NFC defeated the AFC, 30–21.[1]

The AFC was coached by Baltimore's John Harbaugh, while the NFC's coach was Philadelphia's Andy Reid.

This is the last game to be held one week after the Super Bowl, the last game where the coaching staffs were from the teams who lost their conference title games, and the last game where players of the two teams competing in the Super Bowl play in the Pro Bowl.

AFC roster[edit]


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Quarterback 18 Peyton Manning, Indianapolis   4 Brett Favre, N.Y. Jets[b]
  6 Jay Cutler, Denver
  5 Kerry Collins, Tennessee[a][e]
Running back 20 Thomas Jones, N.Y. Jets 28 Chris Johnson, Tennessee[b]
23 Ronnie Brown, Miami
23 Marshawn Lynch, Buffalo[a]
Fullback 33 Le'Ron McClain, Baltimore
Wide receiver 80 Andre Johnson, Houston
15 Brandon Marshall, Denver
87 Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis
83 Wes Welker, New England
Tight end 88 Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City 85 Antonio Gates, San Diego[b] 81 Owen Daniels, Houston[a]
Offensive tackle 73 Joe Thomas, Cleveland
71 Jason Peters, Buffalo[b]
71 Michael Roos, Tennessee[c] 77 Jake Long, Miami[a]
Offensive guard 66 Alan Faneca, N.Y. Jets
68 Kris Dielman, San Diego
54 Brian Waters, Kansas City
Center 68 Kevin Mawae, Tennessee[b] 74 Nick Mangold, N.Y. Jets[c] 62 Casey Wiegmann, Denver[a]


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Defensive end 90 Mario Williams, Houston
93 Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis
98 Robert Mathis, Indianapolis
Defensive tackle 92 Albert Haynesworth, Tennessee
77 Kris Jenkins, N.Y. Jets
92 Shaun Rogers, Cleveland
Outside linebacker 92 James Harrison, Pittsburgh
55 Joey Porter, Miami
55 Terrell Suggs, Baltimore
Inside linebacker 52 Ray Lewis, Baltimore 51 James Farrior, Pittsburgh
Cornerback 21 Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland
31 Cortland Finnegan, Tennessee
24 Darrelle Revis, N.Y. Jets
Free safety 20 Ed Reed, Baltimore[b] 24 Chris Hope, Tennessee[c][f] 33 Michael Griffin, Tennessee[a]
Strong safety 43 Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh

Special teams[edit]

Position: Player:
Punter   9 Shane Lechler, Oakland
Placekicker   3 Stephen Gostkowski, New England
Kick returner 29 Leon Washington, N.Y. Jets
Special teamer 51 Brendon Ayanbadejo, Baltimore
Long snapper 64 Ryan Pontbriand, Cleveland[d]

NFC roster[edit]


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Quarterback 13 Kurt Warner, Arizona   9 Drew Brees, New Orleans
10 Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants
Running back 28 Adrian Peterson, Minnesota 33 Michael Turner, Atlanta
26 Clinton Portis, Washington
Fullback 45 Mike Sellers, Washington
Wide receiver 11 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona
81 Anquan Boldin, Arizona
89 Steve Smith, Carolina
84 Roddy White, Atlanta
Tight end 82 Jason Witten, Dallas 47 Chris Cooley, Washington
Offensive tackles 69 Jordan Gross, Carolina
71 Walter Jones, Seattle[b]
60 Chris Samuels, Washington[b] 76 Flozell Adams, Dallas[a][c]
70 Jammal Brown, New Orleans[a]
Offensive guards 76 Steve Hutchinson, Minnesota
76 Chris Snee, N.Y. Giants
70 Leonard Davis, Dallas[b] 75 Davin Joseph, Tampa Bay[a]
Center 65 Andre Gurode, Dallas 60 Shaun O'Hara, N.Y. Giants


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Defensive ends 90 Julius Peppers, Carolina
91 Justin Tuck, N.Y. Giants
69 Jared Allen, Minnesota
Defensive tackles 93 Kevin Williams, Minnesota
90 Jay Ratliff, Dallas
94 Pat Williams, Minnesota
Outside linebacker 94 DeMarcus Ware, Dallas
55 Lance Briggs, Chicago
55 Derrick Brooks, Tampa Bay[b] 98 Julian Peterson, Seattle[a]
Inside linebacker 52 Patrick Willis, San Francisco 52 Jon Beason, Carolina
Cornerback 21 Charles Woodson, Green Bay[b]
26 Antoine Winfield, Minnesota
22 Asante Samuel, Philadelphia[b] 20 Ronde Barber, Tampa Bay[a][c]
31 Al Harris, Green Bay[a]
Free safety 36 Nick Collins, Green Bay 20 Brian Dawkins, Philadelphia
Strong safety 24 Adrian Wilson, Arizona

Special teams[edit]

Position: Starter:
Punter 18 Jeff Feagles, N.Y. Giants
Placekicker   5 John Carney, N.Y. Giants
Kick returner 22 Clifton Smith, Tampa Bay
Special teamer 87 Sean Morey, Arizona
Long snapper 51 Zak DeOssie, N.Y. Giants[d]


a Replacement selection due to injury or vacancy
b Injured player; selected but did not play
c Replacement starter; selected as reserve
d "Need player"; named by coach
e Philip Rivers was the first alternate, but declined due to injury[2]
f Hope was selected as strong safety

Number of selections per team[edit]

The game's halftime show
AFC Team Selections NFC Team Selections
Tennessee Titans 8 New York Giants 7
New York Jets 7 Dallas Cowboys 6
Baltimore Ravens 5 Minnesota Vikings 6
Indianapolis Colts 4 Arizona Cardinals 5
Cleveland Browns 3 Carolina Panthers 4
Denver Broncos 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4
Houston Texans 3 Washington Redskins 4
Miami Dolphins 3 Green Bay Packers 3
Pittsburgh Steelers 3 Atlanta Falcons 2
Buffalo Bills 2 New Orleans Saints 2
Kansas City Chiefs 2 Philadelphia Eagles 2
New England Patriots 2 Seattle Seahawks 2
Oakland Raiders 2 Chicago Bears 1
San Diego Chargers 2 San Francisco 49ers 1
Cincinnati Bengals 0 Detroit Lions 0
Jacksonville Jaguars 0 St. Louis Rams 0


  1. ^ "NFC rallies in fourth quarter to knock off AFC in Pro Bowl". NFL.com. February 8, 2009. Archived from the original on December 22, 2009. Retrieved January 7, 2010.
  2. ^ Acee, Kevin (January 21, 2009). "Rivers passing on Pro Bowl". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved January 20, 2010.

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