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San Francisco had several players selected to participate in the Pro Bowl, but they obviously will be occupied with more important matters. The Raiders will have one representative in the annual NFL All-Star game.
Nine San Francisco 49ers players were selected to play in the 2013 Pro Bowl on Sunday evening, but they'll be skipping the All-Star game since they'll be busy prepping for the Baltimore Ravens and Super Bowl 47. The Oakland Raiders will have one representative -- fullback Marcel Reece -- in the Pro Bowl.
The nine players selected from the 49ers ties Houston for the highest total in the league. NaVorro Bowman, Dashon Goldson, Frank Gore, Mike Iupati, Aldon Smith, Justin Smith, Joe Staley, Donte Whitner and Patrick Willis were the Niners picked to go to Honolulu. Gore ran for more than 1,200 yards in the regular season and scored eight touchdowns, while Aldon Smith ranked second in the NFL with 19.5 sacks.
Reece carried the ball 59 times for Oakland in 2012 and accumulated 271 rushing yards, and both of those numbers are career highs.
The Pro Bowl is scheduled to get underway at 4 p.m. PT on NBC. The AFC beat the NFC last year, 59-41, which set a Pro Bowl scoring record in the process.