Patrick Willis of the San Francisco 49ers was one of eight 49ers selected for the Pro Bowl Friday night. It is his seventh consecutive selection. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

8 San Francisco 49ers, 1 Oakland Raider Named To Pro Bowl


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.

Marcel Reece of the Oakland Raiders was named to his second straight Pro Bowl Friday. He was the only Raider picked. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Tags: Ahmad Brooks Frank Gore Joe Staley Justin Smith Marcel Reece Mike Iupati NaVorro Bowman Oakland Raiders Patrick Willis Pro Bowl San Francisco 49ers Vernon Davis

  • Nick doucher

    That’s funny, 1 pro bowler, and it’s a fullback. A dying position in the NFL. I wonder if he made the pro bowl, due to the fact there is only 1 team in the AFC that uses a fullback. Lmao

    • DelRoy Waters

      Your last name matches you perfectly.

    • Chris Schroeder

      A fullback is just a larger than typicle running back who also acts as a blocker for other running backs. Teams that have a great running game usually have at least one starting fullback. Raiders were ranked 4th best in the Nfl this season. The Doncos and chargers don’t need one because of their potent passing attack. The Quiefs have Jamall Charles so they don’t need one either. its only a running back that sometimes blocks dude, don’t really see the humor in that. If you’re laughing your ass off at that then there is something wrong with you and you should probably go get seen by a doctor.

      • Nick doucher

        Oh! I remember you. You guaranteed your team was making the playoffs. Lmao!!!!

        • Don

          Last name matches your team

  • PJ

    Losing teams hardly get players recognition. Thats why the PB is a joke. Its a popularity contest. King was leading the league in punts per yard average and still not recognized.