NBC’s got the Pro Bowl Sunday

From NBC Sports –


NBC SPORTS’ SUPER BOWL WEEK KICKS OFF WITH LIVE PRIMETIME COVERAGE OF 2012 NFL PRO BOWL, SUNDAY 7 P.M. ET
 
Bob Costas, Tony Dungy & Rodney Harrison Host Pre-Game, Halftime and Post-Game Coverage from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Site of Super Bowl XLVI
 
Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Cam Newton, Ben Roethlisberger, Philip Rivers and Ray Lewis Will Wear Microphones Throughout the Game
 
Access to Coach/QB Radio Transmissions Highlight NBC’s Production
 
NEW YORK – January XX, 2012 – Super Bowl XLVI Week on NBC begins this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET with the NFL’s top stars competing in the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl. The NFL’s All-Star Game will take place once again at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii and is the signature event to start the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVI, to be played between the New England Patriots and New York Giants in Indianapolis on Sunday, Feb. 5, on NBC. 
Dan Hicks (play-by-play), Mike Mayock and Doug Flutie (analysts), Alex Flanagan and Randy Moss (sideline reporters) call the action from Aloha Stadium. 
Football Night in America’s Bob Costas, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison will host the pre-game, halftime and post-game coverage from inside Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the site of Super Bowl XLVI. 
The 43-man teams are comprised of 21 offensive and 17 defensive players plus five specialists, including a long snapper. The AFC All-Star team will be led by Gary Kubiak and the coaches from the Houston Texans while Mike McCarthy and the Green Bay Packers’ coaching staff will guide the NFC Pro Bowl squad. 
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees lead the NFC against the NFL’s leading rusher Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. 
PRO BOWL PRODUCTION ELEMENTS: Five quarterbacks in the game – Rodgers, Brees, Roethlisberger, Cam Newton and Philip Rivers, along with Ray Lewis – will wear microphones during the game. In addition, NBC will have access to coach-quarterback radio transmission and will deploy its ‘stedi-cam’ operator into the teams’ huddles. 
NBC Sports’ Notre Dame Football producer Rob Hyland, who worked as the Sunday Night Football replay producer for three years under SNF producer Fred Gaudelli, will produce the game. Artie Kempner, who directs NFL games for NFL Network and Fox, and who directed Super Bowl XLII, will direct.
NBC AND THE PRO BOWL: Sunday’s broadcast marks fourth time ever and the second time in three years that NBC has broadcast the Pro Bowl. The last NBC broadcast of the Pro Bowl was the week after Super Bowl XLIII in February 2009. Prior to that NBC’s last Pro Bowl broadcast was on Jan. 20, 1974 from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City when the AFC, coached by then Raiders coach and former NBC analyst John Madden, defeated the NFC 15-13 on five Garo Yepremian field goals. Curt Gowdy and Al DeRogatis called the game for NBC. The only other time the Pro Bowl was on NBC was two years earlier, on Jan. 23, 1972, when the AFC defeated the NFC 26-13. That game took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. 
PRO BOWL STARTERS:
AFC OFFENSE
QB Ben Roethlisberger Steelers
RB Maurice Jones-Drew Jaguars
FB Vonta Leach Ravens
WR A.J. Green Bengals
Mike Wallace Steelers
TE Antonio Gates Chargers
T Joe Thomas Browns
D’Brickashaw Ferguson Jets
G Ben Grubbs Ravens
Marshal Yanda Ravens
C Nick Mangold Jets
AFC DEFENSE
DE Elvis Dumerville Broncos
Dwight Freeney Colts
DT Haloti Ngata Ravens
Richard Seymore Raiders
OLB Tamba Hali Chiefs
Von Miller Broncos
ILB Ray Lewis Ravens
CB Darrell Revis Jets
Champ Bailey Broncos
FS Ed Reed Ravens
SS Eric Weddle Chargers
AFC SPECIAL TEAMS
P Shane Lechler Raiders
K Sebastian Janikowski Raiders
KR Antonio Brown Steelers
ST Montell Owens Jaguars
NFC OFFENSE
QB Aaron Rodgers Packers
RB LeSean McCoy Eagles
FB Michael Robinson Seahawks
WR Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals
Steve Smith Panthers
TE Jimmy Graham Saints
T Jason Peters Eagles
Joe Staley 49ers
G Jhari Evans Saints
Carl Nicks Saints
C Ryan Kalil Panthers
NFC DEFENSE
DE Jared Allen Vikings
Jason Babin Eagles
DT Justin Smith 49ers
Jay Ratliff Cowboys
OLB DeMarcus Ware Cowboys
Clay Matthews Packers
ILB Patrick Willis 49ers
CB Charles Woodson Packers
TBA
FS Earl Thomas Seahawks
SS Adrian Wilson Cardinals
NFC SPECIAL TEAMS
P Andy Lee 49ers
K David Akers 49ers
KR Patrick Peterson Cardinals
ST Corey Graham Bears
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