January 29, 2018 - by

Academy Sports+Outdoors Noles In The NFL: Pro Bowl

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Five former Florida State standouts took part in the annual AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, and a pair of Seminole legends served as honorary captains for the game. While Telvin Smith, Jalen Ramsey, Rodney Hudson, Xavier Rhodes and Graham Gano all represented their teams on the field, Derrick Brooks and Warrick Dunn got together as honorary captains for the NFC team.

Brooks and Dunn played together at FSU in 1993 and 94, and later teamed up on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1997-2001. Each are among the most respected players of their generations, having each earned multiple Pro Bowl nods, as well as the coveted Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for their charitable efforts away from the field.

Here’s a look at the Pro Bowl:

AFC 24, NFC 23
AFC: Jacksonville LB Telvin Smith made a game-high eight tackles (one for loss). Jacksonville CB Jalen Ramsey made three tackles and defended a pass. Oakland OL Rodney Hudson played at center.
NFC: Minnesota CB Xavier Rhodes made four tackles and defended a pass. Carolina PK Graham Gano was 3 for 3 on field goals (43, 40, 38 yards) and 2 for 2 on extra points.

Sunday: Super Bowl LII, Philadelphia (Timmy Jernigan, Nigel Bradham, Patrick Robinson, Ronald Darby) vs. New England

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