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SEC tops in Pro Bowl players, too

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Surprise, right?

After claiming the past six BCS championships — with a shot at a seventh straight in the offing — and annually sending the most players, first round or otherwise, into the NFL via the April draft, it wouldn’t exactly qualify as a stunning revelation that the SEC sent the most players to the NFL’s annual farce of an exhibition game in Hawaii.  That said, we’ll go ahead with the reveal anyway.

In a press release sent out by the ACC, the SEC topped all conferences with 20 players selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl.  A total of 84 players, 42 each from the AFC and NFC, were selected to play in the late-January “contest.”

The ACC was a distant second to the SEC with 12 players selected, followed by the Big 12 (11), the Pac-12 (10), the Big Ten (8) and Conference USA (4).  And, before you ask, those were the only conferences mentioned in the release.

As far as individual schools go, both Miami and Tennessee had six players apiece selected.  Five of the six Vols were voted in as starters.

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15 Responses to “SEC tops in Pro Bowl players, too”
  1. mydixienormus says: Dec 27, 2012 2:00 PM

    Zzzzzzzzz

  2. tubaplayingprof says: Dec 27, 2012 2:15 PM

    shouldn’t this kinda “useful” information/trivial that no one cares about be better suited to postcollegefootballtalk.com? Right in the middle of college bowl season?

  3. chachooga says: Dec 27, 2012 2:37 PM

    The most obvious snub is Jimmy Graham TE from UM…..not sure how that happened?!?!?!

  4. mydixienormus says: Dec 27, 2012 3:42 PM

    All of these great players in the NFL explains why Tennessee has been so great in the past 10-years. Oh wait…

  5. kozbee says: Dec 27, 2012 3:53 PM

    No surprize here the SEC being #1.

  6. angelheartsbuckeyes says: Dec 27, 2012 4:31 PM

    Good example of the cyclical nature of cfb. SEC dominates the past decade for sure. Go back 20 years and look at top 10 nfl producing colleges and the SEC is dramatically under-represented.

    Pendulum swings.

  7. rsmeans says: Dec 27, 2012 5:50 PM

    Well that post is significant in that it shows again the SEC total domination of college football on practically every significant facet of college football. Anyone who wants to seriously pursue the NFL should commit to an SEC school. The other conferences are not postives for someone interesting in going to the NFL. But as you notice from the comments above non SEC fans choose to ignore any evidence that the SEC totally dominates college football.

  8. pickney1 says: Dec 27, 2012 6:25 PM

    Why not mention that the University of Miami has more Pro Bowl players than all other Florida schools combined

  9. jimbo75025 says: Dec 27, 2012 6:36 PM

    mydixienormus says:
    Dec 27, 2012 3:42 PM
    All of these great players in the NFL explains why Tennessee has been so great in the past 10-years. Oh wait…
    ———-

    Hmm, the last 5 years have been painful as a UT fan, but before that, they were a pretty consistent top 5 team for 15 years chief and you are still seeing the end results of that machine in the NFL. Once Manning et all retire, then the numbers of UT players in the Pro Bowl (and NFL in general) will be dropping for a few years until the ship is righted in Knoxville.

  10. fflsean says: Dec 27, 2012 6:52 PM

    The Big Ten has led the nation in Academic All Americans for 8 straight years.

    http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/120612aaa.html

  11. mrlaloosh says: Dec 27, 2012 7:41 PM

    Wow, academic all-Americans. That’ll get you paid in the NFL! But it will count in the business world. WHO CARES! This is a sports blog. Not jeopardy

  12. houndofthebaskervols says: Dec 27, 2012 8:31 PM

    Go Vawls. Woohooo

  13. BrownsTown says: Dec 28, 2012 11:25 AM

    It’s interesting that LSU (2), Bama (1) and UF (1) combined had fewer Pro Bowlers than UGA (5) or UTenn (6). All that raw talent pulled in on the recruiting trail, yet so few impact pro players.

  14. floridacock says: Dec 28, 2012 2:53 PM

    SEC #1 is no surprise, but ACC #2 is. Good job ACC! And Pleeeeeeese! Academic All Americans. I’m sure other Big 10 fans are red faced by that comment in a Pro Bowl blog. Don’t think the bowl season going to be very fruitful for the All Academic conference!

  15. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 28, 2012 4:27 PM

    fflsean says:
    Dec 27, 2012 6:52 PM
    The Big Ten has led the nation in Academic All Americans for 8 straight years.

    http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/120612aaa.html

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    And led the nation in not getting laid for 8 straight seasons…..

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