Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, December 27, 2011
Nine Big Ten products were named to the NFL Pro Bowl on Tuesday, highlighted by quarterbacks Tom Brady (Michigan) and Drew Brees (Purdue). Brees, of course, broke Dan Marino's 27-year-old record for passing yards in a season Monday night (read more about the record!). The other former Big Ten players joining the QB's include: T Joe Thomas (Wisconsin), T Jake Long (Michigan), C Nick Mangold (Ohio State), G Marshal Yanda (Iowa), LB Tamba Hali (Penn State), G Carl Nicks (Nebraska) and DB Charles Woodson (Michigan). See the Pro Bowl rosters.
The 2012 NFL Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at Aloha Stadium.
By the numbers
7– Big Ten schools represented
6 – AFC representatives
3 – NFC representatives; Michigan representatives