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Former Penn State Players Saquon Barkley, Miles Sanders, Micah Parsons Named to NFC Pro Bowl Team

Saquon Barkley is on of the Penn State players in the NFL playoffs
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Three former Penn State players got selected to the NFC Pro Bowl roster on Wednesday.

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley and Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons were named Pro Bowlers.

Sanders, a former Penn State running back, was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time for the Eagles, who own the league’s best record at 12-1. He has 1,110 rushing yards, good for fifth in the NFL, averages 5.2 yards per carry and has 11 rushing touchdowns. Sanders’s career year is coming in the final year of his contract.

Barkley, named to his second Pro Bowl, has had an incredible comeback season for the Giants, and he is one of the key reasons that the team has doubled its win total from four to eight. Barkley could be named NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

He’s rushed for 1,170 yards this season, good for fourth in the league, and nine touchdowns. Barkley also leads the Giants with 47 receptions.

Parsons, named to his second Pro Bowl, is making the case to be named Defensive Player of the Year with 59 tackles (40 solo), 13 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

He’s the main reason the Cowboys are currently eighth in the league in total defense.

The 2023 Pro Bowl will be the first time there will be no tackle football game, but it will consist of a skills competition and a non-contact flag football game.

The event will take place Feb. 5, 2023, at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada, and will air on ESPN, ABC and Disney XD.

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