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Pro Bowl 2014 Roster: Unconferenced Voting Results, Selections and Alternates

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 22:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos throws against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 22, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistDecember 27, 2013

The ballots have officially been counted and the roster is set for the 2014 Pro Bowl.

In an effort to bring more enthusiasm to the NFL's version of the All-Star Game, the league decided to change the format this time around. Every roster member will be drafted to one of the two teams instead of just competing by conference.

As a result, there was "unconferenced voting" that brought the best players by position, regardless of what team they played for during the season.

This will create an even better roster full of stars ready to perform one last time after being eliminated.

Here is a look at the complete list of competitors, plus alternates, for the Jan. 26 game in Hawaii. The alternates will be listed as they become available.

 

Pro Bowl Roster - Offense
Pos.PlayerTeam
QBPeyton ManningDenver Broncos
QBDrew BreesNew Orleans Saints
QBTom BradyNew England Patriots
QBCam NewtonCarolina Panthers
QBPhilip RiversSan Diego Chargers
QBRussell WilsonSeattle Seahawks
RBJamaal CharlesKansas City Chiefs
RBFrank GoreSan Francisco 49ers
RBMarshawn LynchSeattle Seahawks
RBLeSean McCoyPhiladelphia Eagles
RBAdrian PetersonMinnesota Vikings
FBMarcel ReeceOakland Raiders
FBMike TolbertCarolina Panthers
WRAntonio BrownPittsburgh Steelers
WRDez BryantDallas Cowboys
WRJosh GordonCleveland Browns
WRA.J. GreenCincinnati Bengals
WRAndre JohnsonHouston Texans
WRCalvin JohnsonDetroit Lions
WRBrandon MarshallChicago Bears
WRDemaryius ThomasDenver Broncos
TEJordan CameronCleveland Browns
TEVernon DavisSan Francisco 49ers
TEJimmy GrahamNew Orleans Saints
TEJulius ThomasDenver Broncos
OTBranden AlbertKansas City Chiefs
OTJason PetersPhiladelphia Eagles
OTTyron SmithDallas Cowboys
OTJoe StaleySan Francisco 49ers
OTJoe ThomasCleveland Browns
OTTrent WilliamsWashington Redskins
GJahri EvansNew Orleans Saints
GBen GrubbsNew Orleans Saints
GMike IupatiSan Francisco 49ers
GLogan MankinsNew England Patriots
GLouis VasquezDenver Broncos
GMarshal YandaBaltimore Ravens
CRyan KalilCarolina Panthers
CAlex MackCleveland Browns
CMike PounceyMiami Dolphins
CMax UngerSeattle Seahawks
via NFL.com

 

After breaking the all-time record for passing touchdowns in a season, it is no surprise that Peyton Manning received the most votes in the NFL.

Of course, the veteran quarterback is not one for personal achievements. Even after throwing his record-breaking 51st touchdown pass, he had this to say, via Brandon Moree of DenverBroncos.com:

I really feel like it’s a team accomplishment—certainly an offensive accomplishment. A lot of people played roles in this. I think it’s a unique thing and a neat thing to be part of NFL history—even if it may be temporary. I personally think all season records are going down—especially if they go to 18 games and there won’t be an asterisk next to them. So, (Tom) Brady will probably break it again next year if not the year after.

Still, he will be one of a few players representing the Broncos in Hawaii if they do not reach the Super Bowl.

Manning will be joined by a loaded quarterback class that includes Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Philip Rivers.

There were likely quite a few fantasy owners who voted for running backs Jamaal Charles and Marshawn Lynch who led the way at the position. LeSean McCoy will earn a spot on the roster thanks to his NFL-leading 1,476 rushing yards.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 08:  LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles carries the ball in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions on December 8, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Meanwhile, few will be surprised to see Calvin Johnson as the leading vote-earner at wide receiver. The problem is that the receiving class is too deep to bring everyone to the Pro Bowl. This caused top options like Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson to be left off the list.

On the offensive line, fans should not be surprised to see some of the best teams in the league well-represented. Branden Albert, Joe Staley, Jahri Evans and Max Unger are among the bigger names getting a bid.

Overall, it is hard to argue with too many of the inclusions with so many top players putting up big numbers all season.

Pro Bowl Roster - Defense
Pos.PlayerTeam
DEGreg HardyCarolina Panthers
DECameron JordanNew Orleans Saints
DERobert QuinnSt. Louis Rams
DECameron WakeMiami Dolphins
DEJ.J. WattHouston Texans
DEMario WilliamsBuffalo Bills
DTGerald McCoyTampa Bay Buccaneers
DTHaloti NgataBaltimore Ravens
DTDontari PoeKansas City Chiefs
DTJustin SmithSan Francisco 49ers
DTNdamukong SuhDetroit Lions
DTKyle WilliamsBuffalo Bills
OLBJohn AbrahamArizona Cardinals
OLBAhmad BrooksSan Francisco 49ers
OLBTamba HaliKansas City Chiefs
OLBJustin HoustonKansas City Chiefs
OLBRobert MathisIndianapolis Colts
OLBTerrell SuggsBaltimore Ravens
ILBNaVorro BowmanSan Francisco 49ers
ILBVontaze BurfictCincinnati Bengals
ILBLuke KuechlyCarolina Panthers
ILBPatrick WillisSan Francisco 49ers
CBBrandon FlowersKansas City Chiefs
CBBrent GrimesMiami Dolphins
CBJoe HadenCleveland Browns
CBPatrick PetersonArizona Cardinals
CBDarrelle RevisTampa Bay Buccaneers
CBRichard ShermanSeattle Seahawks
CBAqib TalibNew England Patriots
CBAlterraun VernerTennessee Titans
FSJairus ByrdBuffalo Bills
FSEarl ThomasSeattle Seahawks
FSEric WeddleSan Diego Chargers
SSEric BerryKansas City Chiefs
SSKam ChancellorSeattle Seahawks
SSTroy PolamaluPittsburgh Steelers
via NFL.com

On the defensive end, one of the first things you notice is the domination by the Seattle Seahawks' secondary as cornerback Richard Sherman and safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor were all chosen.

Considering the squad ranks first in the league against the pass, it is hard to argue with any of these selections.

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 22:  Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with free safety Earl Thomas #29 after making an interception against the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field on December 22, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.  (P
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The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers also had a number of selections in the front-seven thanks to fantastic years.

Meanwhile, there were plenty of individuals that stood out on the defensive end with huge numbers. This includes Robert Quinn, who currently leads the NFL with 18 sacks.

Vontaze Burfict currently leads the league with 157 tackles and that was enough to secure his place on this team. Kevin Goheen of Fox Sports Ohio provided a look at the linebacker's excitement:

J.J. Watt earned a selection thanks to the fan vote even in a down year statistically, but he has still proven time and again that he is among the best in the league at any position.

There were a few more interesting selections like Troy Polamalu, but it seems the voters generally did a good job of making picks.

Pro Bowl Roster - Special Teams
Pos.PlayerTeam
KMatt PraterDenver Broncos
KJustin TuckerBaltimore Ravens
PBrandon FieldsMiami Dolphins
PJohnny HekkerSt. Louis Rams
KRAntonio BrownPittsburgh Steelers
KRDexter McClusterKansas City Chiefs
STJustin BethelArizona Cardinals
STMatthew SlaterNew England Patriots
via NFL.com

It is tough to separate the top kickers from the rest of the league this season, especially when field-goal percentage is at an all-time high, according to Scott Kacsmar of Football Outsiders:

Still, Matt Prater and Justin Tucker were clearly two of the best around as they continued to make kicks with consistency regardless of the distance or pressure involved.

Brandon Fields and Johnny Hekker also helped out their squads on special teams as the punters were able to control the field-position battle in each game.

Finally, Dexter McCluster found himself on the list as a returner, while Antonio Brown was actually selected twice, as a returner and a receiver.

While there will always be snubs and poor selections, the overall list of Pro Bowlers does well to fit the criteria of selecting the best players in the NFL. With these new unconferenced rosters, this should be enough to keep fans excited about the upcoming exhibition. 

Pro Bowl Alternates By Team - Updated When Available
Pos.PlayerTeam
QBAaron RodgersGreen Bay Packers
FBJohn KuhnGreen Bay Packers
GJosh SittonGreen Bay Packers
LBClay MatthewsGreen Bay Packers
WRJordy NelsonGreen Bay Packers
CBSam ShieldsGreen Bay Packers
CBTramon WilliamsGreen Bay Packers
WRAnquan BoldinSan Francisco 49ers
GAlex BooneSan Francisco 49ers
SSDonte WhitnerSan Francisco 49ers
STC.J. SpillmanSan Francisco 49ers
PAndy LeeSan Francisco 49ers
FSEric ReidSan Francisco 49ers
QBNick FolesPhiladelphia Eagles
WRDeSean JacksonPhiladelphia Eagles
GEvan MathisPhiladelphia Eagles
KSteven HauschkaSeattle Seahawks
OTRussell OkungSeattle Seahawks
KRGolden TateSeattle Seahawks
DTMuhammad WilkersonNew York Jets
CNick MangoldNew York Jets
CBAntonio CromartieNew York Jets
DECalais CampbellArizona Cardinals
WRLarry FitzgeraldArizona Cardinals
DTDarnell DocketArizona Cardinals
LBDaryl WashingtonArizona Cardinals
DTJurrell CaseyTennessee Titans
CBDeAngelo HallWashington Redskins
WRPierre GarconWashington Redskins
OLBBrian OrakpoWashington Redskins
RBAlfred MorrisWashington Redskins
FBVonta LeachBaltimore Ravens
SST.J. WardCleveland Browns
OTAndrew WhitworthCincinnati Bengals
QBAndy DaltonCincinnati Bengals
QBBen RoethlisbergerPittsburgh Steelers
OGDavid DeCastroPittsburgh Steelers
OGZane BeadlesDenver Broncos
RBKnowshown MorenoDenver Broncos
WRWes WelkerDenver Broncos
CManny RamirezDenver Broncos
CBDominique Rodgers-CromartieDenver Broncos
OLBVon MillerDenver Broncos
STDavid BrutonDenver Broncos
TEAntonio GatesSan Diego Chargers
CNick HardwichSan Diego Chargers
RBReggie BushDetroit Lions
DTNick FairleyDetroit Lions
QBMatthew StaffordDetroit Lions
TETony GonzalezAtlanta Falcons

 

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