BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Ray Lewis has been named as one of the four “legends captains” for the 2017 Pro Bowl in Orlando, joining Steelers running back Jerome Bettis, Chiefs/Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez and Raiders/Packers defensive back Charles Woodson.
The annual match up between the NFL’s best players will take place on Jan. 29 at Camping World Stadium.READ MORE: Man, 38, Wounded In Southwest Baltimore Shooting, Police Say
This year will be a little different. The NFL announced back in June that they will be going back to the AFC vs NFC format versus choosing teams.READ MORE: 22-Year-Old Man Killed In Northern Baltimore Homicide, Police Say
Each conference will be led by two captains, one offensive and one defensive. Bettis (offense) and Lewis (defense) will lead the AFC, while Gonzalez (offense) and Woodson (defense) will lead the NFC.
This year, the NFL is collaborating with Disney and ESPN to provide a more youth-friendly, family-focused entertainment product.
Practices will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. There will be a Pro Bowl-themed 5K run, a parade in the Magic Kingdom and Pro Bowl-themed elements throughout Disney Springs, a new entertainment and dining destination.MORE NEWS: Urias Tags Cole, O's Overcome Judge's 2 HRs, Beat Yanks 6-4