ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis and former NFL stars Ray Lewis, Tony Gonzalez and Charles Woodson will serve as 2017 Pro Bowl legends captains.
The game will be played at Camping World Stadium on Jan. 29, 2017, and returns to the traditional AFC vs. NFC format.
Bettis, who entered the Hall of Fame last year, will help the AFC's offense, while two-time Super Bowl-winning linebacker Lewis mentors the defense. Gonzalez, one of football's all-time best tight ends, will aid the NFC offense, while Woodson, also a Super Bowl champion as a defensive back, helps the defense.
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Pro Bowl players and the four legends captains can invite their former high school coach to be a part of the week. Players on the winning Pro Bowl team will receive a grant from the NFL Foundation to support their youth or high school football program.
Fan voting has begun to select players for the 2017 Pro Bowl (www.NFL.com/probowlvote ) and the rosters will be announced on Dec. 20.
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