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AFC Pro Bowl Roster 2013: Complete Selections for NFL's American Conference

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 23:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos audibles out of the shotgun during a game against the Cleveland Browns at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 23, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Browns 34-12. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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Ben ChodosCorrespondent IIDecember 26, 2012

The 2013 Pro Bowl Rosters have been released, and the AFC squad is packed full of stars. While the Pro Bowl itself fails to draw a significant amount of attention—despite the NFL’s best efforts—it is an honor for each player named to the roster.

The two top players in this year’s fan voting (via NFL.com) are both AFC quarterbacks. NFL fans saw Peyton Manning and Tom Brady as the two players most deserving of a trip to Hawaii this year.

But Manning beat out Brady for the starting quarterback spot, settling the biggest debate surrounding the Pro Bowl.

Manning has the 12-3 Denver Broncos in the midst of a 10-game winning streak and he has put up MVP-worthy numbers. He has completed 68.1 percent of his passes for 4,355 yards, 34 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Brady, however, has similar statistics and his team is 11-4. The New England Patriots star has a completion percentage of 63.1 and has thrown for 4,543 yards, 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Houston Texans stars Arian Foster and Andre Johnson round out the starting squad for the AFC. The Texans currently have the top seed in the conference, and both players rank in the top-five in yards gained for players at their respective positions.

Cincinnati Bengals playmaker A.J. Green unsurprisingly received the other starting wide receiver spot. There has been no sophomore slump for the talented wideout, as he has 1,324 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns.

On the other side of the ball, Houston defensive end J.J. Watt headlines the conference’s roster. He has had a remarkable campaign and is a serious candidate to win the Defensive Player of the Year award after recording 20.5 sacks, four forced fumbled and 15 passes defended.

Here is the full 2013 AFC Pro Bowl roster, courtesy of NFL.com.

Note: bold font denotes starters.

 

Player Position Team
Peyton Manning QB Denver Broncos
Tom Brady QB New England Patriots
Matt Schaub  QB Houston Texans
Arian Foster RB Houston Texans
Jamaal Charles RB  Kansas City Chiefs
Ray Rice RB  Baltimore Ravens 
Andre Johnson WR Houston Texans
A.J. Green WR Cincinnati Bengals
Reggie Wayne WR  Indianapolis Colts 
Wes Welker WR  New England Patriots 
Rob Gronkowski TE  New England Patriots 
Heath Miller TE  Pittsburgh Steelers 
Joe Thomas T  Cleveland Browns 
Duane Brown T  Houston Texans 
Ryan Clady Denver Broncos 
Logan Mankins G  New England Patriots 
Marshal Yanda G  Baltimore Ravens 
Wade Smith Houston Texans 
Maurkice Pouncey C  Pittsburgh Steelers 
Chris Myers Houston Texans 
J.J. Watt DE  Houston Texans 
Cameron Wake DE  Miami Dolphins 
Elvis Dumervil DE  Denver Broncos 
Geno Atkins DT  Cincinnati Bengals 
Vince Wilfork DT  New England Patriots 
Haloti Ngata DT Baltimore Ravens 
Von Miller  OLB   Denver Broncos
Tamba Hali OLB  Kansas City Chiefs 
Robert Mathis OLB  Indianapolis Colts 
Jerod Mayo MLB New England Patriots
Derrick Johnson MLB Kansas City Chiefs
Champ Bailey CB Denver Broncos
Johnathan Joseph CB Houston Texans
Antonio Cromartie CB New York Jets
Ed Reed FS Baltimore Ravens
Eric Berry SS Kansas City Chiefs
LaRon Landry SS New York Jets
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City Chiefs
Phil Dawson K Cleveland Browns
Jacoby Jones KR Baltimore Ravens
Matthew Slater ST New England Patriots

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