Sunday, December 30, 2012

SEC Leads Pro Bowl Rosters With A Surprising Frontrunner

Tennessee? Tennessee!

Welcome to Butch Jones best selling point as he hits the recruiting trail to rebuild the Volunteers football program.

Tennessee tied Miami with six 2012 NFL Pro Bowl selections.

The SEC, once gain, led all leagues with 20 selections from its 14 members.

In a more surprising development, the ACC was second with 16 selections from its 12 members according to a press release from the league. The Big 12 was third with 11, followed by the Pac-12 (10), the Big Ten (8) and Conference USA (4).

Miami and Tennessee are a bit of a surprise considering their recent lack of success.

Only one of the Hurricane Pro Bowlers actually played in the ACC (Chris Myers) and they did so for only one season (2004). Since joining the ACC in 2004, Miami is just 59-40 after going 46-3 the previous four seasons in the Big East.

Likewise, Tennessee has struggled for the better part of a decade going 57-44 since 2004.

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