While the Pro Bowl has become more of a spectacle than an actual football game in recent years, it is still a nice honor for players. In fact, when the media speaks of a player's greatness, they often refer to how many Pro Bowls that player has made.
There are certain players that are perennial Pro Bowl players. For example, Joe Thomas of the Cleveland Browns has been to the Pro Bowl in each of his four seasons in the NFL and will probably continue that streak for the next eight or nine years.
Other players will never make a Pro Bowl, but the beginning of a season marks an opportunity for each player to have a special year. Here is a look at Sam Bradford and nine other players who will be making their first Pro Bowl appearance in 2011.