Sunday, January 31, 2010

Pro Bowl Rosters Filled With Former ACC, SEC Talent

The Pro Bowl kicks off tonight taking the bye week spot before the Super Bowl for the first time.

Both the ACC and SEC are well represented on the rosters this year. The ACC leads all conferences with 23 players according to the conference office.

This number is greatly bolstered by the injection of Miami into the league a few years ago as the Hurricanes have 10 Pro Bowl selections to lead all schools.

And that isn't just fill ins as seven 'Canes were selected to be starters. The amount of talent Miami puts out continues to amaze. And most of it is home grown in South Florida. It is just a matter of time until gets back near the top of college football. I know my friends at the 7th Floor Blog are excited.

Now to be completely accurate, most of those Miami players didn't play in the ACC, but the ACC office will sure count them.

Michigan is second with six, followed by Texas with four selections. Surprising schools like Kent State with three selections and East Carolina, Rutgers, Syracuse, and Boise State had two each.

The SEC was "second" with 15 selections. Tennessee and Alabama led the conference with three selections each. LSU and Georgia have two selections each. Florida has just one selection in rookie Percy Harvin.

And just to show how far Notre Dame has fallen in the last 10 years, no Irish alums were selected to the Pro Bowl.


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