8 Patriots Elected To the 2008 Pro Bowl

Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of perfection for people to see the light. Those selecting players for the Pro Bowl couldn't ignore the Patriots perfect season. For the first time since 1985, the Patriots had 8 players elected to play in the annual All Star game including 5 new faces.

The NFL announced that 8 players from the 2007 New England Patriots would represent the AFC in Honolulu at the 2008 NFL Pro Bowl All Star game.. The list includes three offensive linemen for the first time since the 1970 merger.

The following players are Pro Bowl bound:

QB Tom Brady
C Dan Koppen
OG Logan Mankins
OT Matt Light
WR Randy Moss
CB Asante Samuel
LB Mike Vrabel
DL Vince Wilfork

Five of the eight are first-time honorees: Koppen, Mankins, Samuel, Vrabel and Wilfork. Matt Light earned a return trip after making his first ever appearance last year as an alternate. Randy Moss earned his sixth invitation to the event., while Tom Brady marks his fourth honor - the most for any Patriots quarterback.

The Complete AFC Roster
* denotes first time players

OFFENSE

WIDE RECEIVERS
* Braylon Edwards, Cleveland
* T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Cincinnati
Randy Moss, New England
Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis

TACKLES
Matt Light, New England
Jonathan Ogden, Baltimore
* Jason Peters, Buffalo

GUARDS
*Kris Dielman, San Diego
Alan Faneca, Pittsburgh
* Logan Mankins, New England

CENTERS
* Dan Koppen, New England
Jeff Saturday, Indianapolis

TIGHT ENDS
Antonio Gates, San Diego
Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City

QUARTERBACKS
Tom Brady, New England
Peyton Manning, Indianapolis
* Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh

RUNNING BACKS
* Joseph Addai, Indianapolis
Willie Parker, Pittsburgh
LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego

FULLBACK
Lorenzo Neal, San Diego

DEFENSE

ENDS
*Jared Allen, Kansas City
Jason Taylor, Miami
Kyle Vanden Bosch, Tennessee

INTERIOR LINEMAN
* Albert Haynesworth, Tennessee
* Vince Wilfork, New England
Jamal Williams, San Diego

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS
*James Harrison, Pittsburgh
Shawne Merriman, San Diego
*Mike Vrabel, New England

INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS
Ray Lewis, Baltimore
* De Meco Ryans, Houston

CORNERBACKS
Champ Bailey, Denver
* Antonio Cromartie, San Diego
* Asante Samuel, New England

FREE SAFETY
Ed Reed, Baltimore

STRONG SAFTIES
Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh
Bob Sanders, Indianapolis

SPECIALISTS

PUNTER
Shane Lechler, Oakland

PLACEKICKER
* Rob Bironas, Tennessee

KICK RETURN SPECIALIST
* Joshua Cribbs, Cleveland

SPECIAL TEAMER
Kassim Osgood, San Diego

(List provided by NFL Media)

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