Eight San Francisco 49ers were announced Friday night by the NFL as having been selected for the Pro Bowl, along with one member of the Oakland Raiders.
This year, players were not selected by conference and will be drafted onto teams on Wednesday, Jan. 22, by alumni team captains Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders, with the game to be played in Honolulu on Jan. 26.
Linebacker Patrick Willis leads the selections from the 49ers, being named for the seventh consecutive season. Defensive tackle Justin Smith was named for the fifth straight year, offensive tackle Joe Staley was selected for the third straight season and guard Mike Iupati and linebacker NaVorro Bowman are now back-to-back Pro Bowlers.
Running back Frank Gore was named to the Pro Bowl for the third straight year and the fifth time overall, tight end Vernon Davis was named for the second time—the first since 2009—and outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks was selected for his first Pro Bowl.
From the Raiders, fullback Marcel Reece was the only selection, the second straight year he has been named.
The 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs led the way with eight selections, while there were no picks from the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants or New York Jets.