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.