The National Football League this week annoucned that the coaching staffs of the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs were selected to lead the 2016 Pro Bowl teams in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The 2016 Pro Bowl presented by USAA will be played on Sunday, January 31, 2016 and televised live on ESPN at 7:00 PM ET from Aloha Stadium in Hawaii.

Mike McCarthy and the coaches from the Green Bay Packers and Andy Reid and the coaches from the Kansas City Chiefs will be assigned to teams through the Pro Bowl Draft presented by USAA. The 2016 Pro Bowl Draft will be nationally televised on Wednesday, January 27 on ESPN2 at 7:30 PM ET.

Pro Football Hall of Famers Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice will serve as NFL Legends captains for their Pro Bowl squads – Team Irvin and Team Rice – and will select their coaching staff. Irvin and Rice return for the second time after being the winning captains in the previous two Pro Bowls.

Five-time Pro Bowler Darren Woodson (Team Irvin) and two-time Pro Bowler Eric Davis (Team Rice) will serve as defensive co-captains. The NFL legends will also each be assisted by two active player captains and one NFL.com fantasy football champion in the draft process.

The Pro Bowl will continue using the revised game format that debuted with the 2014 game, with NFL Legends captains having final say over Pro Bowl Draft decisions. The Pro Bowl will remain “unconferenced,” with several key playing rules changed. Players were selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and players and will later be assigned to teams via the Pro Bowl Draft.

Tickets to the 2016 Pro Bowl are on sale through ProBowl.com. Fans may also purchase individual game tickets through Ticketmaster by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets start as low as $30.

Special group ticket packages, including access to gameday and Pro Bowl practice experiences, are also available directly through the NFL. Fans can visit ProBowl.com or call 1-844-4PB-TKTS for more information.

The 2016 Pro Bowl presented by USAA is an extension of USAA’s Official Military Appreciation Sponsorship of the NFL, which delivers military appreciation experiences to military, veterans and their families at NFL games, training camps and on military bases throughout the NFL season. USAA and the NFL will honor the more than 50,000 military men and women in Hawaii with a number of military appreciation initiatives throughout the week of Pro Bowl. As a reflection of USAA’s mission to support military through its sponsorship, the 2016 Pro Bowl Draft presented by USAA will take place at Wheeler Army Airfield. During the week, USAA will also honor and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

In other Pro Bowl news…

Be sure to pack tha suntan lotion, sunglasses and ugly Hawaiian shirt.

In an announcement that took place during ESPN and ABC’s coverage of the Kansas City-Houston Wild Card Game, the National Football League announced that to kick off the week leading up to Super Bowl 50, chart-topping pop singer Rachel Platten will perform in the pregame show before the 2016 Pro Bowl Presented by USAA.

The 2016 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The game will be televised live on ESPN at 7 p.m. Eastern. CBS will broadcast Super Bowl 50 a week later on Sunday, February 7 from Levi’s
Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tickets to the 2016 Pro Bowl are now on sale through ProBowl.com. Fans may also purchase individual game tickets through Ticketmaster by calling 1-800-745-3000.

To kick off 2016 Pro Bowl festivities, acclaimed breakout pop artist Rachel Platten, famously known for her No. 1 hit “Fight Song,” will perform. “Fight Song” earned a triple platinum certification from the RIAA, selling more than three million copies in the United States, and peaking in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Fight Song” is featured on Platten’s album Wildfire, which debuted on January 1 through Columbia Records. Wildfire is Platten’s major label debut. Platten’s newest single “Stand By You” is currently Top 10 at Adult Pop radio, charting at Pop radio, and commanding over 35 million in radio audience per week.

The pregame show featuring Rachel Platten will be televised by ESPN.

The Pro Bowl has been played annually since 1980 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, with the exception of 2010 and 2015, when it was played at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida and Glendale, Arizona respectively.

The Pro Bowl players are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 88 All-Star players who will be eligible for the Pro Bowl Draft presented by USAA.

The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its all-star teams. It was the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995.

For more information on the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl, visit ProBowl.com.

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