NFL Announces 2012 NFC & AFC Pro Bowl Rosters
The AFC is led by 8 New England Patriots Players, while the NFC will be led by 8 members of the San Francisco 49ers. The eight selections from the 49ers is a true testament to what Head Coach John Harbaugh has been able to do with the team.
Among these all star rosters are NFL Rookies Patrick Peterson, AJ Green and Von Miller. Now with every All Star Game, there are going to be names that are left off of the rosters, including Cam Newton, Victor Cruz, Tim Tebow, and Andy Dalton. Although these players, as well as others, were left off of the initial rosters, they can still participate in the event. With the Pro Bowl being played a week before the Super Bowl, representatives from those Super Bowl teams aren't required to participate. So a Super Bowl between the Patriots and 49ers would allow 16 players the opportunity to play in the All Star Game as alternates.