The 2010 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 31, 2010 and televised live on ESPN at 7:30 PM ET from Dolphin Stadium in South Florida, also the site of Super Bowl XLIV a week later on Sunday, February 7.
The AFC and NFC All-Star squads are based on the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group's vote counts one-third towards determining the 43-man rosters that represent the American Football Conference and National Football Conference in the Pro Bowl. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on December 22 - 23.
The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its all-star teams. It was the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995.
Quarterbacks Drew Brees, Brett Favre, and Eli Manning were the top three vote-getters last year with running back Clinton Portis and quarterback Kurt Warner rounding out the top five.
Following is a breakdown of positions and corresponding number of players who will be selected in each conference (43 per conference):
|Wide Receivers (4)||Ends (3)||Punter (1)|
|Tight Ends (2)||Interior Linemen (3)||Placekicker (1)|
|Tackles (3)||Outside Linebackers (3)||Kick Returner (1)|
|Guards (3)||Inside/Middle Linebackers (2)||Special Teamer (1)|
|Centers (2)||Cornerbacks (3)|
|Quarterbacks (3)||Safeties (3)|
|Running backs (3)||Need Player (1- Coach's Choice)|