2003 Pro Bowl

The 2003 Pro Bowl was the NFL's all-star game for the 2002 season. The game was played on February 2, 2003, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The final Score was AFC 45, NFC 23. Ricky Williams of the Miami Dolphins was the game's MVP.

2003 NFL Pro Bowl
2003 Pro Bowl
NFC AFC
23 45
Head coach:
Andy Reid
(Philadelphia Eagles)
Head coach:
Jeff Fisher
(Tennessee Titans)
1234 Total
NFC 33017 23
AFC 1414314 45
DateFebruary 2, 2003
StadiumAloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
MVPRicky Williams (Miami Dolphins)
RefereeBill Leavy
Attendance50,125
Ceremonies
National anthemBrandy Norwood
TV in the United States
NetworkABC
AnnouncersAl Michaels and Dan Fouts

AFC roster

Offense

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Quarterback 12 Rich Gannon, Oakland 11 Drew Bledsoe, Buffalo
18 Peyton Manning, Indianapolis
Running back 31 Priest Holmes, Kansas City[b] 34 Ricky Williams, Miami[c]
21 LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego
20 Travis Henry, Buffalo[a]
Fullback 41 Lorenzo Neal, Cincinnati
Wide receiver 88 Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis
80 Jerry Rice, Oakland
80 Eric Moulds, Buffalo
86 Hines Ward, Pittsburgh
Tight end 88 Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City 86 Todd Heap, Baltimore
Offensive tackle 75 Jonathan Ogden, Baltimore
77 Willie Roaf, Kansas City
72 Lincoln Kennedy, Oakland
Offensive guard 66 Alan Faneca, Pittsburgh
68 Will Shields, Kansas City
79 Ruben Brown, Buffalo
Center 68 Kevin Mawae, N.Y. Jets 63 Barret Robbins, Oakland[b] 65 Damien Woody, New England[a]

Defense

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Defensive end 93 Trevor Pryce, Denver
99 Jason Taylor, Miami
94 John Abraham, N.Y. Jets
93 Kevin Carter, Tennessee
Defensive tackle 93 Richard Seymour, New England
96 Gary Walker, Houston
95 Tim Bowens, Miami
Outside linebacker 55 Joey Porter, Pittsburgh
55 Junior Seau, San Diego[b]
58 Peter Boulware, Baltimore[c] 92 Jason Gildon, Pittsburgh[a]
Inside linebacker 54 Zach Thomas, Miami 56 Al Wilson, Denver[b] 59 Donnie Edwards, San Diego[a]
Cornerback 31 Aaron Glenn, Houston
23 Patrick Surtain, Miami[b]
24 Ty Law, New England[c] 29 Sam Madison, Miami[a]
Free safety 26 Rod Woodson, Oakland 31 Brock Marion, Miami
Strong safety 36 Lawyer Milloy, New England

Special teams

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Punter   2 Chris Hanson, Jacksonville
Placekicker   4 Adam Vinatieri, New England
Kick returner 82 Dante Hall, Kansas City
Special teamer 53 Larry Izzo, New England

NFC roster

Offense

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Quarterback   4 Brett Favre, Green Bay[b]   5 Jeff Garcia, San Francisco[c]
  7 Michael Vick, Atlanta[b]
  5 Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia[a]
14 Brad Johnson, Tampa Bay[a]
Running back 26 Deuce McAllister, New Orleans 28 Marshall Faulk, St. Louis
30 Ahman Green, Green Bay[b]
23 Michael Bennett, Minnesota[a]
Fullback 40 Mike Alstott, Tampa Bay
Wide receiver 87 Joe Horn, New Orleans
81 Terrell Owens, San Francisco
86 Marty Booker, Chicago
84 Randy Moss, Minnesota[b]
80 Donald Driver, Green Bay[a]
Tight end 88 Bubba Franks, Green Bay 80 Jeremy Shockey, N.Y. Giants 89 Chad Lewis, Philadelphia[a]
Offensive tackle 72 Tra Thomas, Philadelphia
71 Walter Jones, Seattle[b]
76 Orlando Pace, St. Louis[b] 69 Jon Runyan, Philadelphia[a]
60 Chris Samuels, Washington[c]
Offensive guard 68 Jermane Mayberry, Philadelphia
65 Ron Stone, San Francisco
62 Marco Rivera, Green Bay
Center 57 Olin Kreutz, Chicago 62 Jeremy Newberry, San Francisco

Defense

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Defensive end 97 Simeon Rice, Tampa Bay
92 Michael Strahan, N.Y. Giants
53 Hugh Douglas, Philadelphia
Defensive tackle 97 La'Roi Glover, Dallas
99 Warren Sapp, Tampa Bay[b]
97 Bryant Young, San Francisco[c] 77 Kris Jenkins, Carolina[a]
Outside linebacker 56 LaVar Arrington, Washington
55 Derrick Brooks, Tampa Bay
98 Julian Peterson, San Francisco
Inside linebacker 54 Brian Urlacher, Chicago 56 Keith Brooking, Atlanta[b] 54 Shelton Quarles, Tampa Bay[a]
Cornerback 24 Champ Bailey, Washington
23 Troy Vincent, Philadelphia
21 Bobby Taylor, Philadelphia
Free safety 42 Darren Sharper, Green Bay 20 Brian Dawkins, Philadelphia
Strong safety 47 John Lynch, Tampa Bay

Special teams

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Punter 10 Todd Sauerbrun, Carolina
Placekicker   2 David Akers, Philadelphia
Kick returner 84 Michael Lewis, New Orleans
Special teamer 25 Fred McAfee, New Orleans

Number of selections per team

AFC Team Selections NFC Team Selections
Kansas City Chiefs 5 Green Bay Packers 6
Baltimore Ravens 3 St. Louis Rams 2
Oakland Raiders 5 Dallas Cowboys 1
Pittsburgh Steelers 4 Seattle Seahawks 1
Miami Dolphins 7 Carolina Panthers 2
Denver Broncos 2 Minnesota Vikings 2
New England Patriots 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6
San Diego Chargers 3 Chicago Bears 3
Buffalo Bills 4 Philadelphia Eagles 10
Cincinnati Bengals 1 San Francisco 49ers 6
New York Jets 2 Washington Redskins 3
Jacksonville Jaguars 1 Atlanta Falcons 2
Tennessee Titans 1 New Orleans Saints 4
Houston Texans 2 New York Giants 2
Indianapolis Colts 2 Arizona Cardinals 0
Cleveland Browns 0 Detroit Lions 0


Notes:

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

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2004 Pro Bowl

The 2004 Pro Bowl was the NFL's all-star game for the 2003 season. The game was played on February 8, 2004, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The final score was NFC 55, AFC 52, the most points scored in a Pro Bowl game. Marc Bulger of the St. Louis Rams was the game's MVP.

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