Willis makes NFC Pro Bowl team

Linebacker Patrick Willis made the NFC Pro Bowl team for the second time in his two-year career. He has been elected as a starter.

Willis was the only 49ers player selected to the team, but there are some alternates:

 

Michael Robinson is a second alternate for special teams.

 

Allen Rossum is a second alternate return man.

 

Tight end Vernon Davis is a third alternate.

 

And punter Andy Lee is a third alternate.

 

2008 PRO BOWL ROSTERS

 

NFC Offense

QB:  Kurt Warner, Cardinals; Drew Brees, Saints; Eli Manning, Giants.

RB:  Adrian Peterson, Vikings; Clinton Portis, Redskins; Michael Turner, Falcons.

FB:  Mike Sellers, Redskins.

WR:  Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin, both Cardinals; Steve Smith, Panthers; Roddy White, Falcons,

TE:  Jason Witten, Cowboys; Chris Cooley, Redskins.

T:  Jordan Gross, Panthers, and Walter Jones, Seahawks; Chris Samuels, Redskins.

G:  Chris Snee, Giants, and Steve Hutchinson, Vikings; Leonard Davis, Cowboys.

C:  Andre Gurode, Cowboys; Shaun O’Hara, Giants.

 

NFC Defense

DE:  Justin Tuck, Giants, and Julius Peppers, Panthers; Jared Allen, Vikings.

DT:  Kevin Williams, Vikings, and Jay Ratliff, Cowboys; Pat Williams, Vikings.

OLB:  DeMarcus Ware, Cowboys, and Lance Briggs, Bears; Derrick Brooks, Buccaneers.

ILB:  Patrick Willis, 49ERS; Jon Beason, Panthers.

CB:  Charles Woodson, Packers, and Antoine Winfield, Vikings; Asante Samuel, Eagles.

S:  Nick Collins, Packers, and Adrian Wilson, Cardinals; Brian Dawkins, Eagles.

 

NFC Specialists

K:  John Carney, Giants.

P:  Jeff Feagles, Giants.

KR:  Clifton Smith, Buccaneers.

ST:  Sean Morey, Cardinals.

 

AFC Offense

QB:  Peyton Manning, Colts; Brett Favre, Jets; Jay Cutler, Broncos.

RB:  Thomas Jones, Jets; Chris Johnson, Titans; Ronnie Brown, Dolphins.

FB:  Le’Ron McClain, Ravens.

WR:  Andre Johnson, Texans, and Brandon Marshall, Broncos; Reggie Wayne, Colts; Wes Welker, Patriots.

TE:  Tony Gonzalez, Chiefs; Antonio Gates, Chargers.

T:  Joe Thomas, Browns, and Jason Peters, Bills; Michael Roos, Titans.

G:  Alan Faneca, Jets, and Kris Dielman, Chargers; Brian Waters, Chiefs.

C:  Kevin Mawae, Titans; Nick Mangold, Jets.

 

AFC Defense

DE:  Mario Williams, Texans, and Dwight Freeney, Colts; Robert Mathis, Colts.

DT:  Albert Haynesworth, Titans, and Kris Jenkins, Jets; Shaun Rogers, Browns.

OLB:  James Harrison, Steelers, and Joey Porter, Dolphins; Terrell Suggs, Ravens

MLB:  Ray Lewis, Ravens; James Farrior, Steelers.

CB:  Nnamdi Asomugha, Raiders, and Courtland Finnegan, Titans; Darrelle Revis, Jets.

S:  Ed Reed, Ravens, and Troy Polamalu, Steelers; Chris Hope, Titans.

 

AFC Specialists

K:  Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots.

P:  Shane Lechler, Raiders.

KR:  Leon Washington, Jets.

ST:  Brendon Ayanbadejo, Ravens.

 

(Starters are first players listed at every position.)