Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley was chosen by Team Irvin in the 2016 Pro Bowl Draft.
The game’s two other Rams, defensive tackle Aaron Donald and punter Johnny Hekker will play for Team Rice.
Gurley was the eighth player chosen by Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin’s Team Irvin. Gurley was third in rushing in the NFL in 2015 with 1,106 yards despite missing the first two games of the season and the last.
Donald had been selected Friday as one of the game’s active player captains.
Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice won a coin toss Tuesday and elected to choose Donald and New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. as active player captains to help determine the rest of the roster.
A defensive tackle, Donald made 11 quarterback sacks in 2015, tying for eighth in the league.
Hekker was among the 17 players per team chosen Tuesday, with the choices revealed today. He led the NFL in both gross punting average, 47.9 yards, and net punting average, 43.7 yards, in 2015, when the Rams played in St. Louis.
Since the 2014 game, NFL legends captains have had the final say on Pro Bowl draft selections.
Team Irvin used the first overall choice to select Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
Team Irvin’s roster also includes Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman and receiver Julio Jones; quarterbacks Jameis Winston (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Teddy Bridgewater (Minnesota Vikings); and Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman.
Team Rice made New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning its first choice, second overall. Its other quarterbacks are Derek Carr (Oakland Raiders) and Tyrod Taylor (Buffalo Bills).
Team Rice’s roster also includes running back Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings), receivers Jarvis Landry (Miami Dolphins) and Amari Cooper (Raiders) and defensive end Khalil Mack (Raiders).
Team Irvin will be coached by the Green Bay Packers staff, led by associate head coach Winston Moss. Coach Mike McCarthy will not attend the Pro Bowl because of a stomach illness. He has been advised by doctors not to travel.
Team Rice will be coached by the Kansas City Chiefs staff, led by coach Andy Reid.
The draft was held at the Wheeler Army Airfield in Hawaii, one of the first sites hit during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
The Pro Bowl will be played Sunday at Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium and be televised by ESPN.
—City News Service