Vick, Davis among legends captains for 2020 exhibition
Three Pro Football Hall of Fame players and one of the most dynamic quarterbacks ever to enter the NFL were announced as Pro Bowl legends captains Monday.
Former running back Terrell Davis and defensive end Bruce Smith will serve as captains for the AFC, while former cornerback Darrell Green and former QB Michael Vick will fill that role for the NFC. The Pro Bowl is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Jan. 26 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
Davis, 47, was part of two Super Bowl championship teams with the Denver Broncos from 1995-2001. Davis, who entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick, rushed for 7,607 yards and 60 touchdowns.
He was enshrined the hall in 2017.
Smith played 19 seasons in the NFL after the Buffalo Bills snagged him with the first overall pick in 1985. He played 15 seasons for the Bills before finishing his career with the Washington Redskins.
Smith, who entered the Hall of Fame in 2009, was credited with a leaguerecord 200 sacks. Sacks became an official stat in 1982.
Green entered the NFL as a first-round draft pick of the Redskins in 1983. He played his entire 20-year career with Washington, earning two Super Bowl rings and finishing with 54 career interceptions.
Green was inducted into the hall in 2008.
Vick, 39, played for four into teams during a 13-year career. Drafted first overall by the Atlanta Falcons in 2001, Vick is the only player in NFL history to pass for more than 20,000 yards (22,464) and rush for more than 5,000 yards (6,109 yards).
He sat out the 2007 and ’08 seasons while serving jail time for his role in a dogfighting ring.
The 2020 Pro Bowl will be the fourth consecutive year that Orlando has hosted the all-star game. Voting will continue through Dec. 12 at nfl.com/ probowlvote, and the rosters will be announced on Dec. 17 on NFL Network.
Tickets, starting at $45, are available at nfl.com/ probowlonsale.