NFC Pro Bowl Roster 2013: Complete Selections for NFL's National Conference

Ian Hanford@Ian_HanfordFeatured ColumnistDecember 26, 2012

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 23:  Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings waits on the field prior to the start of the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 23, 2012 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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The 2013 Pro Bowl will allow Adrian Peterson to play with a capable quarterback.

That alone makes the game in Honolulu intriguing.

The Pro Bowl doesn't measure up to the Super Bowl in the eyes of most avid NFL fans, but it's often worth watching either way.

The only players participating are the best at what they do. Even if they are playing meaningless football, it's still interesting to see the most-talented players from every NFL team come together on one field for one game.

Peterson led all NFC vote-getters this year, finishing ahead of Aaron Rodgers and dazzling rookie Robert Griffin III.

It's no surprise that Peterson's 1,898 yards and 11 touchdowns earned him the top spot. although Rodgers does have nearly 4,000 yards and 35 touchdowns. Griffin's play in the Washington Redskins playoff run certainly deserves recognition as well.

These three won't be the only guys worth watching in Hawaii on January 27. San Francisco 49ers defensive end Aldon Smith will supply fans with his array of pass-rushing skills, while Calvin Johnson will be on the receiving end of, at least, a few of Rodgers' passes.

The Pro Bowl isn't for everyone, but the talent on the field for the NFC side will be undeniable.

Let's take a look at the full NFC roster, courtesy of



Position Player Team
QB  Aaron Rodgers  Packers
QB  Matt Ryan  Falcons
QB  Robert Griffin III  Redskins
RB  Adrian Peterson  Vikings
RB  Marshawn Lynch  Seahawks
RB  Frank Gore  49ers
FB  Jerome Felton  Vikings
WR  Calvin Johnson  Lions
WR  Brandon Marshall  Bears
WR  Julio Jones  Falcons
WR  Victor Cruz  Giants
TE  Tony Gonzalez  Falcons
TE  Jason Witten  Cowboys
T  Joe Staley  49ers
T  Russell Okung  Seahawks
T  Trent Williams  Redskins
G  Mike Iupati  49ers
G  Jahri Evans  Saints
G  Chris Snee  Giants
C  Max Unger  Seahawks
C  Jeff Saturday  Packers
P  Thomas Morstead  Saints
PK  Blair Walsh  Vikings
KR  Leon Washington  Seahawks
ST  Lorenzo Alexander  Redskins



Position Player Team
DL  Jason Pierre-Paul  Giants
DL  Julius Peppers  Bears
DL  Jared Allen  Vikings
DL  Justin Smith  49ers
DL  Henry Melton  Bears
DL  Gerald McCoy  Buccaneers
LB  Aldon Smith  49ers
LB  DeMarcus Ware  Cowboys
LB  Clay Matthews  Packers
LB  Patrick Willis  49ers
LB  NaVorro Bowman  49ers
CB  Charles Tillman  Bears
CB  Tim Jennings  Bears
CB  Patrick Peterson  Cardinals
S  Dashon Goldson  49ers
S  Earl Thomas  Seahawks
S  Donte Whitner  49ers