Jan 29, 2012; Honolulu, HI, USA; A sand sculpture with the NFL logo during the 2012 Pro Bowl at Richardson Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

SEC Tops College Conferences With Most Pro Bowl Representation


The Pro Bowl rosters were revealed yesterday and have been analyzed from top to bottom. We have already gone over the most deserving players and the biggest snubs for the NFL’s annual all-star game, so how about a look on how every college football conference is represented in Hawaii.

The ACC sent out a press release that gave the conference by conference numbers for the Pro Bowl. It should come as no surprise that *drum roll* the Southeastern Conference had the most players voted in to the Pro Bowl.

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The SEC is on a dominant run in college football — having won six straight BCS national championships, with a shot at seven in a row. Not only does the SEC own the college hardware, they also produce the most first-round talent in the NFL Draft on a yearly basis, so we should not be surprised they produced the most Pro Bowlers.

SEC schools counted for 20 players on the 2013 Pro Bowl rosters. A total of 84 players were voted into the game, so nearly a quarter of the NFL’s all-stars are products of the nation’s top college football conference.

The ACC had the second most players with 12, followed by the Big 12 (11), the Pac-12 (10), the Big Ten (8) and Conference USA (4). Of course, that doesn’t add up to 84, but those were the only conferences mentioned in the press release from the ACC.

When you look at individual schools, the Tennessee Volunteers and Miami Hurricanes produced the most Pro Bowlers with six a piece.

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