2008 Pro Bowl

National Football League all-star game

The 2008 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's all-star game for the 2007 season. It was played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 10, 2008. The game shown in the United States on Fox and began at 11:40am local time (4:40pm EST). The NFC won, 42–30, despite a 17-point first half AFC lead. NFC running back Adrian Peterson rushed 16 times for 129 yards and was named the game's MVP.

2008 NFL Pro Bowl
1234 Total
AFC 171030 30
NFC 714714 42
DateFebruary 10, 2008
StadiumAloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
MVPAdrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings)
RefereeBill Carollo
National anthemKelly Rowland
Coin tossWill Shields and United States Navy Admiral Timothy J. Keating
TV in the United States
AnnouncersKenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa, and Brian Baldinger[2]

AFC roster change

Offense change

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Quarterback 12 Tom Brady, New England[b] 18 Peyton Manning, Indianapolis[c]
  7 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh
  3 Derek Anderson, Cleveland[a]
Running back 21 LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego[b] 29 Joseph Addai, Indianapolis[c]
39 Willie Parker, Pittsburgh[b]
28 Fred Taylor, Jacksonville[a]
23 Willis McGahee, Baltimore[a]
Fullback 41 Lorenzo Neal, San Diego
Wide receiver 81 Randy Moss, New England[b]
87 Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis
17 Braylon Edwards, Cleveland[c]
84 T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Cincinnati
85 Chad Johnson, Cincinnati[a]
Tight end 85 Antonio Gates, San Diego[b] 88 Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City[c] 80 Kellen Winslow II, Cleveland[a]
Offensive tackle 72 Matt Light, New England
71 Jason Peters, Buffalo [b]
75 Jonathan Ogden, Baltimore [b] 73 Joe Thomas, Cleveland [a][c]
73 Marcus McNeill, San Diego [a]
Offensive guard 66 Alan Faneca, Pittsburgh
70 Logan Mankins, New England
68 Kris Dielman, San Diego
Center 63 Jeff Saturday, Indianapolis 67 Dan Koppen, New England

Defense change

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Defensive end 69 Jared Allen, Kansas City
93 Kyle Vanden Bosch, Tennessee
99 Jason Taylor, Miami[b] 94 Aaron Schobel, Buffalo[a]
Defensive tackle 92 Albert Haynesworth, Tennessee
75 Vince Wilfork, New England
76 Jamal Williams, San Diego[b] 98 Casey Hampton, Pittsburgh[a]
Outside linebacker 92 James Harrison, Pittsburgh
50 Mike Vrabel, New England
56 Shawne Merriman, San Diego
Inside linebacker 59 DeMeco Ryans, Houston 52 Ray Lewis, Baltimore
Cornerback 24 Champ Bailey, Denver
22 Asante Samuel, New England
31 Antonio Cromartie, San Diego
Free safety 20 Ed Reed, Baltimore
Strong safety 21 Bob Sanders, Indianapolis[b] 43 Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh[b] 47 John Lynch, Denver[a][c]
41 Antoine Bethea, Indianapolis[a]

Special teams change

Position: Player:
Punter   9 Shane Lechler, Oakland
Placekicker   2 Rob Bironas, Tennessee
Kick returner 16 Joshua Cribbs, Cleveland
Special teamer 81 Kassim Osgood, San Diego
Long snapper 64 Ryan Pontbriand, Cleveland[d]

NFC roster change

Offense change

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Quarterback   4 Brett Favre, Green Bay[b]   9 Tony Romo, Dallas[c]
  8 Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle
  7 Jeff Garcia, Tampa Bay[a]
Running back 28 Adrian Peterson, Minnesota 24 Marion Barber III, Dallas
36 Brian Westbrook, Philadelphia
Fullback 49 Tony Richardson, Minnesota
Wide receiver 11 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona
81 Terrell Owens, Dallas
80 Donald Driver, Green Bay
81 Torry Holt, St. Louis
Tight end 82 Jason Witten, Dallas 47 Chris Cooley, Washington[f]
Offensive tackle 76 Flozell Adams, Dallas
71 Walter Jones, Seattle[b]
60 Chris Samuels, Washington[c][f] 76 Chad Clifton, Green Bay[a]
Offensive guard 70 Leonard Davis, Dallas
76 Steve Hutchinson, Minnesota
73 Shawn Andrews, Philadelphia
Center 65 Andre Gurode, Dallas 78 Matt Birk, Minnesota

Defense change

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Defensive end 74 Aaron Kampman, Green Bay
97 Patrick Kerney, Seattle[b]
72 Osi Umenyiora, N.Y. Giants[c] 58 Trent Cole, Philadelphia[a]
Defensive tackle 93 Kevin Williams, Minnesota
94 Pat Williams, Minnesota
91 Tommie Harris, Chicago[b] 90 Darnell Dockett, Arizona[a]
Outside linebacker 59 Julian Peterson, Seattle
94 DeMarcus Ware, Dallas
55 Lance Briggs, Chicago[b] 98 Greg Ellis, Dallas[a]
Inside linebacker 51 Lofa Tatupu, Seattle 52 Patrick Willis, San Francisco
Cornerback 31 Al Harris, Green Bay
23 Marcus Trufant, Seattle
41 Terence Newman, Dallas
Free safety 21 Sean Taylor, Washington[e] 26 Ken Hamlin, Dallas[c]
Strong safety 42 Darren Sharper, Minnesota 31 Roy Williams, Dallas[g]

Special teams change

Position: Player:
Punter   4 Andy Lee, San Francisco
Placekicker   6 Nick Folk, Dallas
Kick returner 23 Devin Hester, Chicago
Special teamer 94 Brendon Ayanbadejo, Chicago
Long snapper 67 Ethan Albright, Washington[d][f]


a Replacement selection due to injury or vacancy
b Injured player; selected but did not play
c Replacement starter; selected as reserve
d "Need player"; named by coach
e Posthumous selection
f Wore 21 in honor of Sean Taylor
g Replacement for posthumous selection Sean Taylor

References change

  1. NFL.com. "2008 Pro Bowl Gamebook" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-02-10.
  2. Maffei, John (2008-02-08). "Davis focuses on job with ESPN". North County Times. Retrieved 2008-02-10.