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History of Green Bay Packers in the Pro Bowl

When the Pro Bowl matchup between the NFC and AFC began in 1971, it featured a premier football game of the world's best talent squaring off head-to-head.

That was the idea, anyway.

The Pro Bowl has gone through many changes, especially in the past few years, to try and make it more appealing to fans. The NFL ditched the classic NFC vs. AFC matchup from 2014-16, instilling a fantasy football-esque format where former NFL players served as team captains and picked their teams.

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In 2017, the NFL will go back to the classic AFC vs. NFC format, and it brought back the Skills Challenge to catch the eye of a broader audience. Who doesn't like watching grown men pelt dodgeballs at one another like it's fifth grade recess?

Regardless of the bells and whistles to go along with the weekend, there's still always a football game played. Although it seems to be a trend in Green Bay to save the best performances for the actual NFL season, which is probably for the best.

Green Bay has been loaded with Pro Bowlers since 1990, specifically at the quarterback position. A Packer quarterback has been named to the Pro Bowl ten times in the last fifteen years. Aaron Rodgers has been named to six Pro Bowls, appearing in two. Brett Favre played in four Pro Bowls for Green Bay out of the nine times he was elected to the team while wearing green and gold.

The past three Green Bay Packers players to throw a pass in the Pro Bowl are Rodgers, Favre, and Bubba Franks. No, that's not a typo - Franks did in fact attempt a pass in the 2003 Pro Bowl.

PACKERS PASSERS

YEAR PLAYER PASSING YDS TD INT
1993 Brett Favre 4-8 74 0 0
1994 Brett Favre 14-24 135 0 2
1996 Brett Favre 7-14 111 1 0
1997 Brett Favre 6-11 143 1 0
2003 Bubba Franks 0-1 0 0 0
2010 Aaron Rodgers 15-19 197 2 0
2012 Aaron Rodgers 13-17 141 2 0

PACKERS RECEIVERS

YEAR PLAYER REC YDS TD
1972 John Brockington 1 2 0
1973 John Brockington 5 57 1
1979 Terdell Middleton 1 5 0
1979 James Lofton 1 11 0
1981 James Lofton 2 31 0
1983 James Lofton 4 44 0
1983 Paul Coffman 3 30 0
1983 John Jefferson 4 66 1
1984 James Lofton 2 23 1
1984 Paul Coffman 5 37 1
1985 Paul Coffman 3 27 0
1985 James Lofton 3 33 1
1986 James Lofton 2 35 0
1991 Sterling Sharpe 1 10 0
1993 Sterling Sharpe 1 7 0
1996 Mark Chmura 1 15 0
1998 Mark Chmura 1 16 0
2002 Ahman Green 3 29 0
2003 Donald Driver 1 9 0
2003 Bubba Franks 1 7 0
2004 Bubba Franks 1 19 0
2005 Javon Walker 4 53 0
2007 Donald Driver 3 38 0
2012 Greg Jennings 5 42 1
2015 Jordy Nelson 2 41 1
2015 Randall Cobb 1 9 0

Perhaps no Packers player has had a better Pro Bowl than John Brockington in 1973. Although he ran for just 40 yards (the most for a Green Bay player in a single game, tied by Green in 2004), Brockington rushed for two touchdowns. And, if you noticed in the above chart, he also caught five passes for 57 yards and a TD.

With three Pro Bowl appearances, Brockington and Green tied for the most for a running back in team history (since the 1971 AFL-NFL merger).

PACKERS RUSHERS

YEAR PLAYER ATT YDS TD
1972 John Brockington 4 9 0
1973 John Brockington 10 40 2
1974 John Brockington 6 15 0
1979 Terdell Middleton 2 3 0
1998 Dorsey Levens 6 24 1
2002 Ahman Green 2 0 0
2004 Ahman Green 7 40 0
2005 Ahman Green 5 25 0
2014 Eddie Lacy 7 14 0
2015 John Kuhn 2 31 0
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