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The National Football League announced on Monday that the coaching staffs of the Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints were selected to lead the 2018 Pro Bowl teams in Orlando, Florida.

The 2018 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 28, at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. Tickets to the game, which will kickoff at 3 p.m. Eastern and be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC, are on sale now at ProBowl.com.​

Mike Tomlin and the coaches from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Sean Payton and the coaches from the New Orleans Saints will lead the AFC and NFC teams, respectively.

Each conference will also be led by two Legends Captains – one offensive and one defensive. Pro Football Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson (offense) and Hall of Fame defensive end Jason Taylor (defense) will lead the AFC, while three-time Pro Bowl running back Warrick Dunn (offense) and Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks (defense) will lead the NFC.

For additional information on the game or week-of festivities, fans are encouraged to visit ProBowl.com.

In other Pro Bowl News…

The National Football League announced on Tuesday that actor, recording artist and “Dancing with the Stars” winner Jordan  Fisher will sing the National Anthem and perform as part of halftime festivities at the 2018 Pro Bowl at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium on Sunday, January 28.

Fisher’s career has spanned television, music, film and Broadway. In 2017, he took home the Mirrorball trophy, alongside partner Lindsay Arnold, on the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars. His first single with Hollywood Records – “All About Us” – became the second most-added song on pop radio, and his self-titled EP debuted at #18 on the Billboard Heatseeker album chart. In addition to his recent roles on “Grease Live” and “Moana,” Fisher joined the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical “Hamilton.”

The Pro Bowl will be televised live at 3 p.m. Eastern on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ABC. Tickets to the game are now available at ProBowl.com. Fans are encouraged to follow and join the Pro Bowl conversation on social media by using the hashtag #ProBowl.

Leading up to the game, the NFL will host PRO BOWL WEEK festivities at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort and across the Orlando area, including free experiences for fans and an extraordinary number of events focused on commemorating all levels of football – from youth to high school to the NFL’s best. Some of the many Pro Bowl Week activities will include:

PRO BOWL KIDS STADIUM TAKEOVER: For the first time, after the Pro Bowl postgame ceremony, all kids ages 14 and under accompanied by their parents at Camping World Stadium will be invited to run around on the very same field as the NFL’s biggest stars.

PRO BOWL EXPERIENCE: A free admission family-friendly football fan festival will bring fans closer to the NFL through a variety of activities including interactive games, a virtual reality experience, photo opportunities with the Pro Bowl Trophy and more.

PRO BOWL PRACTICES: AFC and NFC team practices – which are free and open to the public – will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, allowing fans to watch their favorite players as they get ready for the game.

PRO BOWL SKILLS SHOWDOWN: For the second straight year, the athletic prowess of the NFL’s best players will be tested in unique competitions, including Epic Pro Bowl Dodgeball presented by Pepsi, Precision Passing presented by EA SPORTS Madden 18 and the new Kick Tac Toe challenge.

The Pro Bowl is an all-inclusive event for fans on gameday. The 2017 Pro Bowl marked the first autism-friendly game hosted by a professional sports league. Working with KultureCity, Camping World Stadium’s sensory-inclusive partner, the NFL will offer support to families who attend the 2018 Pro Bowl, including sensory accessibility resources and two dedicated sensory rooms located in the stadium to enable them to enjoy the game with more confidence and comfort.

Additional information on the game and Pro Bowl Week festivities is available at ProBowl.com.

The NFL’s coming back to the Land of the Mouse and the Mouse couldn’t be happier.

The National Football League announced that the league’s brightest stars are returning to Orlando’s Camping World Stadium for the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Tickets to the game are now on sale at NFL.com/ProBowlOnSale. Last year’s sold-out event – the Pro Bowl’s first time in Orlando – featured a capacity crowd of more than 60,000.

With a new start time of 3 p.m. Eastern, the 2018 Pro Bowl will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC – the first time the game will be available on both broadcast and cable networks. Special group ticket packages, including access to VIP seating at Pro Bowl practices, are available by calling (646) 688-5705.

Premium Pro Bowl packages, including VIP parties and hotel accommodations, can also be purchased through On Location Experiences (OLE), the NFL’s official source for event experiences and hospitality. More information on Pro Bowl gameday and weekend packages is available at NFLOnLocation.com.

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 players who will be eligible for the game. Rosters for the game will be announced on “NFL Total Access: Pro Bowl Players Revealed,” an NFL Network special airing on Tuesday, December 19 at 8:00 PM ET.

A new month-long Pro Bowl voting period began Tuesday, November 14 and concludes on Thursday, December 14. Fans can vote online and via web-enabled mobile phones at NFL.com/ProBowlVote to help send their favorite players to the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl.

NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on Friday, December 15. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its All-Star teams and it was the first professional sports league to offer online voting for such an event in 1995.

For the second consecutive year, the NFL will host Pro Bowl Week festivities across the Orlando area, bringing free experiences and activities to fans as well as an extraordinary number of events focused on commemorating all levels of football – from youth to high school to the NFL’s best.

Some of the Pro Bowl Week events will include:

Pro Bowl Experience: A free football festival located at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® Resort, where fans can participate in immersive exhibits, take photos with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, attend player autograph sessions and more.

Pro Bowl Practices: AFC and NFC team practices – which are free and open to the public – will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, allowing fans to watch their favorite players as they get ready for the game.Pro Bowl Skills Showdown: For the second straight year, this unique competition will test the athletic prowess of the NFL’s best players in unique competitions.

In the week leading up to the game, the NFL will also recognize youth and high school football players, coaches and programs in special ways, including the NFL FLAG Championships Powered by USA Football, the USA Football National Conference, a congregation of administrators, coaches and leaders in youth and high school football and the announcement of the prestigious Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award.

The Pro Bowl is an all-inclusive event for fans on gameday. The 2017 Pro Bowl marked the first autism-friendly game hosted by a professional sports league. The NFL will continue to accommodate fans with a variety of sensory issues at the 2018 game at Camping World Stadium, which became a sensory-inclusive venue earlier this year.

Working with KultureCity, Camping World Stadium’s sensory-inclusive partner, the NFL will offer families who attend the 2018 Pro Bowl with support, including sensory accessibility resources and two dedicated sensory rooms located in the stadium on gameday to enable them to enjoy the game with more confidence and comfort.

Fans are encouraged to visit NFL.com/ProBowl for the latest Pro Bowl news.

In other Pro Bowl news…

Fans may now vote to send their favorite players to the 2018 Pro Bowl on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. For the first time, a new voting window will run for four weeks, beginning today and concluding on Thursday, December 14. Voting is available online and on web-enabled mobile phones by going to NFL.com/ProBowlVote.

The NFL and Twitter are also introducing a new way for fans to vote for the 2018 Pro Bowl roster through a Direct Message (DM) Voting Experience, which has never been done for an All-Star game before. Fans may participate via entry cards tweeted from all 32 team accounts or by directly visiting the @NFL profile page at Twitter.com/NFL. The entry cards will initiate a private “Direct Message” and enable fans to select a position group or search for a player or team to begin the voting process.

During the final week of 2018 Pro Bowl voting – December 7-14 – fans will be able to vote directly on Twitter. To cast such a vote, fans should tweet the first and last name of the player, or the player’s official Twitter handle, along with the hashtag: #ProBowlVote. This method is in addition to the online ballot at NFL.com/ProBowlVote, which will be available throughout the voting period.

The 2018 Pro Bowl, which kicks off at a new start time of 3 p.m. Eastern, will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC. Players for the game 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 selected to the Pro Bowl. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on Friday, December 15.

Pro Bowl rosters will be announced on Tuesday, December 19 live on NFL Network’s Pro Bowl special “NFL Total Access: Pro Bowl Players Revealed” at 8 p.m. Eastern. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its All-Star teams. It was also the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995.

The 2018 Pro Bowl will feature the traditional AFC vs. NFC game format. The following is a breakdown of positions and the corresponding numbers of players who will be selected (88 total):

OFFENSE
Wide Receivers (8)
Tight Ends (4)
Tackles (6)
Guards (6)
Centers (4)
Quarterbacks (6)
Running Backs (6)
Fullbacks (2)

DEFENSE
Defensive Ends (6)
Interior Linemen (6)
Outside Linebackers (6)
Inside/Middle Linebackers (4)
Cornerbacks (8)
Safeties (6)

SPECIAL TEAMS
Punters (2)
Placekickers (2)
Return Specialists (2)
Special Teamers (2)
Need Players (2-Coach’s Choice)

Tickets to the game are on sale at NFL.com/ProBowlOnSale. Last year’s sold-out event – the Pro Bowl’s first time in Orlando – featured a capacity crowd of more than 60,000. Fans may visit ProBowl.com for additional information on Pro Bowl Week, which features a variety of free, family-friendly events in Orlando.

The Pro Bowl is an all-inclusive event for fans on gameday. Working with KultureCity, Camping World Stadium’s sensory-inclusive partner, the NFL will offer families who attend the 2018 Pro Bowl with support, including sensory accessibility resources and two dedicated sensory rooms located in the stadium on gameday to enable them to enjoy the game with more confidence and comfort.

For the second consecutive year, the NFL will host Pro Bowl Week festivities across the Orlando area, bringing free experiences to fans as well as an extraordinary number of events focused on commemorating all levels of football – from youth to high school to the NFL’s best.

Some of the events during Pro Bowl Week will include:

•Pro Bowl Experience: A free football festival located at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort, where fans can participate in interactive activities such as the 40-yard dash, take photos with the Pro Bowl Trophy, and have an exclusive chance to win prizes, including tickets to the game, autographed footballs, and more.
•Pro Bowl Practices: AFC and NFC team practices – which are free and open to the public – will also be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, allowing fans to watch their favorite players as they get ready for the game.
•Pro Bowl Skills Showdown: Returning for its second year, this unique competition will test the athletic prowess of the NFL’s best players in unique competitions.

In the week leading up to the game, the NFL will also recognize youth and high school football players, coaches and programs in special ways, including the NFL FLAG Championships Powered by USA Football, the USA Football National Conference, a congregation of administrators, coaches and leaders in youth and high school football and the announcement of the prestigious Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award.

They did such a good job, they’re going to host it again and the NFL returns to the Land of the Mouse.

The National Football League announced that following the success of its first year in Orlando, the PRO BOWL will return to Camping World Stadium on Sunday, January 28 at 3 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC, marking the first time it will air on both broadcast and cable networks. It will also be streamed live on the ESPN app, and audio coverage will be available on Westwood One, SiriusXM NFL Radio and on the TuneIn app.

For the second consecutive year, the NFL will host PRO BOWL WEEK festivities across the Orlando area, bringing new experiences and activities as well as an extraordinary number of events focused on commemorating all levels of football – from youth to high school to the NFL’s best. In addition, Pro Bowl players will again be able to invite their former youth or high school coach to be a part of the week’s celebrations.

Peter O”Reilly, NFL Senior Vice President of Events told WESH-TV, the Orlando Sentinel, the Associated Press and USA Today, “The Pro Bowl is not only a time to watch NFL greats compete live but it is also a unique opportunity to inspire youth and the next generation of stars. We received tremendous feedback from players, coaches, and fans about Orlando’s first Pro Bowl and we are excited to build upon that enthusiasm with a week-long festival that celebrates the entire football community.”

The 2018 Pro Bowl will follow the traditional AFC versus NFC match-up, which returned last season, and feature 88 of the best NFL players – 44 from each conference – as determined by a consensus of votes by fans, players and coaches. Both teams will be led by offensive and defensive NFL Legends who will serve as captains representing each conference.

Orlando will once more be home to the NFL FLAG CHAMPIONSHIPS POWERED BY USA FOOTBALL, the announcement of the prestigious DON SHULA NFL HIGH SCHOOL COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD and the annual USA FOOTBALL NATIONAL CONFERENCE, the largest congregation of youth and high school football administrators and coaches in the country.

“Hosting Orlando’s inaugural NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium earlier this year was not only fun but it was a resounding success for our Central Florida community,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “We enthusiastically welcome our NFL partners back in 2018. Their confidence in our city’s ability to put on such a high-profile event underscores our reputation as one of the premier sports destinations in the U.S.”

“The TDT-funded improvements at Camping World Stadium have allowed us to compete for premier events like the 2018 Pro Bowl,” said Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs “Not only are we looking forward to another great NFL football game – our second in a row – the Pro Bowl offers a full week of family and fan-friendly events and activities – a perfect match for our family-friendly tourism brand and a great fit for our local residents.”

“We are excited to bring Pro Bowl Week back to our community,” said Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan. “This year’s sold-out game was a landmark moment for Orlando and our reputation as a preferred destination for world-class sporting events. We became an NFL city for a week last season and look forward to making the 2018 Pro Bowl bigger and better.”

Additional events during Pro Bowl Week are set to include the PRO BOWL SKILLS SHOWDOWN, testing the athletic prowess of All-Stars from each conference in unique competitions, and the NFL PRO BOWL EXPERIENCE, a free football festival located at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.

Fans attending the Pro Bowl Experience will be closer to the action with new activities, immersive exhibits, and sponsor activations. Pro Bowl practices for the AFC and NFC teams will also be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, allowing fans to watch their favorite players as they prepare for the game.

The NFL FOUNDATION will continue its longstanding Pro Bowl Grant Program and organize community events to benefit residents and the surrounding region. Last year, the NFL Foundation provided a Pro Bowl Grant to LIFT Orlando to fund the refurbishment of a multi-purpose “PLAY 60 Field” at Lake Lorna Doone Park. Through the Pro Bowl Grant Program, the NFL also remains committed to the Hawaiian community, awarding grants to youth-serving, Hawaii-based non-profit organizations.

Tickets for the Pro Bowl will go on sale to the public in the fall. Fans interested in purchasing tickets may register at ProBowl.com for presale opportunities. Season Ticket Members for all 32 teams will automatically be included in the presale, and all previous Orlando Pro Bowl ticket buyers will receive priority access to purchase tickets.