Three Packers named starters for NFL Pro Bowl

CREATED Dec 26, 2012

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  • Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is lifted in the air by guard T.J. Lang after Rodgers ran for one of his two rushing touchdowns in the first quarter Thursday against the Bengals. Image by Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis.-- Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Linebacker Clay Matthews and Center Jeff Saturday have been named starters for the NFL Pro Bowl in Hawaii on January 27th.

Kick returner Randall Cobb and Guard Josh Sitton were named first alternates for the all star football game.

Rodgers earned his third Pro Bowl selection and second in a row and will start at quarterback if the Packers do not reach the Super Bowl.

This makes four selections for Matthews and Jeff Saturday's sixth. The center earned the honor in five seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.

Other alternates include Fullback John Kuhn, Defensive Tackle B.J. Raji, Cornerback Tramon Williams and Safety Charles Woodson.