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Wed, Dec 23, 2015 6:30 PM

9 from the Sunshine State selected for 2016 NFL Pro Bowl


The Sunshine State year in and year out produces many of the best players in the land. Of the 86 selected as the best players at their respective position, 9 players played their high school football in the Sunshine State.

2016 NFL Pro Bowl
2016 NFL PRO BOWL
Sunday, January 31, 2016, 7:00 PM ET
Aloha Stadium -- Honolulu, Hawaii
TV: ESPN
Coaches: NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice
Florida gridiron royalty and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, aka "The Playmaker"



Pro Bowlers from Florida     / Pro Bowlers by Areas in Florida     / Pro Bowlers by State    


Below are the listing of 2016 Pro Bowl players who played high school on the Florida Gridiron. (*The 2015 stats shown for each are after Week 15 games, going into Week 16)

RB
Devonta Freeman
NFL: Atlanta Falcons
Season: 2nd NFL Season
2015 Season Numbers: 907 yds rushing, 10 TD
68 rec, 543 yds rec, 2 TD

HS: Miami Central HS Rockets, Miami, FL
College: Florida State

BONUS: Look back at Miami Central RB Devonta Freeman rush for 308 yards and 3 TDS to lead Miami Central in 6A State Final win






DE
Geno Atkins
NFL: Cincinnati Bengals
Season: 6th Season
2015 Season Numbers: 39 Tackles, 10 Sacks, 1 FF

HS: St. Thomas Aquinas HS Raiders, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
College: Georgia Bulldogs



DB
Patrick Peterson
NFL: Arizona Cardinals
Season: 5th NFL Season
2015 Season Numbers: 30 Tackles, 2 INT, 8 PDef, 1FF

High School: Blanche Ely Tigers, Pompano Beach, FL
College: LSU



DE
Khalil Mack
NFL: Oakland Raiders
Season: 2nd NFL Season
2015 Season Numbers: 62 Tackles, 15 Sacks, 1 FF

High School: Westwood HS Panthers, Ft. Pierce, FL
College: Buffalo




WR
Antonio Brown
NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers
Season: 6th NFL Season
2015 Season Numbers: 116 rec, 1586 yards, 9 TD

HS: Miami Norland HS Vikings, Miami Gardens, FL
College: Central Michigan



WR
Brandon Marshall
NFL: NY Jets
Season: 10th NFL Season
2015 Season Numbers: 93 rec, 1261 yards, 11 TD

High School: Lake Howell HS Silver Hawks, Winter Park, FL
College: Central Florida Knights



OL
Mike Pouncey
NFL: Miami Dolphins
Season: 5th NFL Season

High School: Lakeland HS Dreadnaughts, Lakeland, FL
College: Florida Gators



DB
Reggie Nelson
NFL: Cincinnati Bengals
Season: 9th NFL Season
2015 Season Numbers: 64 Tackles, 8 INT, 11 PDef

High School: Palm Bay HS Pirates, Melbourne, FL
College: Florida Gators




G
Josh Sitton
NFL: Green Bay Packers
Season: 8th NFL Season

High School: Pensacola Catholic HS Crusaders, Pensacola, FL
College: Central Florida Knights



BY AREA
Breakdown of NFL Pro Bowlers by areas in the State of Florida

(2) Broward Area -- Geno Atkins, Patrick Peterson
(2) Miami-Dade Area - Antonio Brown, Devonta Freeman
(2) Space and Treasure Coast -- Khalil Mack, Reggie Nelson
(1) Heartland Area -- Mike Pouncey
(1) Orlando Metro Area -- Brandon Marshall
(1) Panhandle Area -- Josh Sitton


BY STATE
Breakdown of NFL Pro Bowlers by State

(13) California
(9) FLORIDA
(6) Georgia
(6) Texas
(5) South Carolina
(5) Ohio
(4) Louisiana
(4) Mississippi
(4) Oklahoma
(4) Pennsylvania
(3) Indiana
(3) New Jersey
(3) Washington
(2) Alabama
(2) Virginia
(2) Wisconsin
(1) Colorado
(1) Iowa
(1) Kansas
(1) Maryland
(1) Michigan
(1) Minnesota
(1) Nebraska
(1) New York
(1) North Carolina

(2) *Outside US (Canana, Ghana)

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