NBC Sports Super Bowl Week Kicks Off with Live Primetime Coverage of 2012 NFL Pro Bowl

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January 26th, 2012

via press release:

NBC SPORTS’ Super Bowl WEEK KICKS OFF WITH LIVE PRIMETIME COVERAGE OF 2012 NFL PRO BOWL, SUNDAY 7 P.M. ET

 
 

Bob Costas, Tony Dungy & Rodney Harrison Host Pre-Game, Halftime and Post-Game Coverage from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Site of Super Bowl XLVI

Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Cam Newton, Ben Roethlisberger, Philip Rivers and Ray Lewis Will Wear Microphones Throughout the Game

Access to Coach/QB Radio Transmissions Highlight NBC’s Production

 
NEW YORK – January XX, 2012 – Super Bowl XLVI Week on NBC begins this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET with the NFL’s top stars competing in the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl. The NFL’s All-Star Game will take place once again at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii and is the signature event to start the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVI, to be played between the New England Patriots and New York Giants in Indianapolis on Sunday, Feb. 5, on NBC.

Dan Hicks (play-by-play), Mike Mayock and Doug Flutie (analysts), Alex Flanagan and Randy Moss (sideline reporters) call the action from Aloha Stadium.

Football Night in America’s Bob Costas, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison will host the pre-game, halftime and post-game coverage from inside Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the site of Super Bowl XLVI.

The 43-man teams are comprised of 21 offensive and 17 defensive players plus five specialists, including a long snapper. The AFC All-Star team will be led by Gary Kubiak and the coaches from the Houston Texans while Mike McCarthy and the Green Bay Packers’ coaching staff will guide the NFC Pro Bowl squad.

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees lead the NFC against the NFL’s leading rusher Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger.

PRO BOWL PRODUCTION ELEMENTS: Five quarterbacks in the game – Rodgers, Brees, Roethlisberger, Cam Newton and Philip Rivers, along with Ray Lewis - will wear microphones during the game. In addition, NBC will have access to coach-quarterback radio transmission and will deploy its ‘stedi-cam’ operator into the teams’ huddles.

NBC Sports’ Notre Dame Football producer Rob Hyland, who worked as the Sunday Night Football replay producer for three years under SNF producer Fred Gaudelli, will produce the game. Artie Kempner, who directs NFL games for NFL Network and Fox, and who directed Super Bowl XLII, will direct.

NBC AND THE PRO BOWL: Sunday’s broadcast marks fourth time ever and the second time in three years that NBC has broadcast the Pro Bowl. The last NBC broadcast of the Pro Bowl was the week after Super Bowl XLIII in February 2009. Prior to that NBC’s last Pro Bowl broadcast was on Jan. 20, 1974 from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City when the AFC, coached by then Raiders coach and former NBC analyst John Madden, defeated the NFC 15-13 on five Garo Yepremian field goals. Curt Gowdy and Al DeRogatis called the game for NBC. The only other time the Pro Bowl was on NBC was two years earlier, on Jan. 23, 1972, when the AFC defeated the NFC 26-13. That game took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

PRO BOWL STARTERS:

AFC OFFENSE

QB Ben Roethlisberger Steelers

RB Maurice Jones-Drew Jaguars

FB Vonta Leach Ravens

WR A.J. Green Bengals

Mike Wallace Steelers

TE Antonio Gates Chargers

T Joe Thomas Browns

D’Brickashaw Ferguson Jets

G Ben Grubbs Ravens

Marshal Yanda Ravens

C Nick Mangold Jets

AFC DEFENSE

DE Elvis Dumerville Broncos

Dwight Freeney Colts

DT Haloti Ngata Ravens

Richard Seymore Raiders

OLB Tamba Hali Chiefs

Von Miller Broncos

ILB Ray Lewis Ravens

CB Darrell Revis Jets

Champ Bailey Broncos

FS Ed Reed Ravens

SS Eric Weddle Chargers

AFC SPECIAL TEAMS

P Shane Lechler Raiders

K Sebastian Janikowski Raiders

KR Antonio Brown Steelers

ST Montell Owens Jaguars

NFC OFFENSE

QB Aaron Rodgers Packers

RB LeSean McCoy Eagles

FB Michael Robinson Seahawks

WR Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals

Steve Smith Panthers

TE Jimmy Graham Saints

T Jason Peters Eagles

Joe Staley 49ers

G Jhari Evans Saints

Carl Nicks Saints

C Ryan Kalil Panthers

NFC DEFENSE

DE Jared Allen Vikings

Jason Babin Eagles

DT Justin Smith 49ers

Jay Ratliff Cowboys

OLB DeMarcus Ware Cowboys

Clay Matthews Packers

ILB Patrick Willis 49ers

CB Charles Woodson Packers

TBA

FS Earl Thomas Seahawks

SS Adrian Wilson Cardinals

NFC SPECIAL TEAMS

P Andy Lee 49ers

K David Akers 49ers

KR Patrick Peterson Cardinals

ST Corey Graham Bears

--NBC SPORTS GROUP--

 
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