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Hayward picked for NFL’s Pro Bowl

San Diego Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward (26) was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time Tuesday.
San Diego Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward (26) was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time Tuesday. AP

Former Perry standout Casey Hayward was named to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday.

It marks the first Pro Bowl selection for Hayward, who played at Vanderbilt. The game will be played Jan. 29 in Orlando, Florida. Hayward is playing his first season for the San Diego Chargers after four seasons with the Green Bay Packers.

From his cornerback spot, Hayward has seven interceptions and 51 tackles.

Also, Atlanta had six players picked for the Pro Bowl: quarterback Matt Ryan, wide receiver Julio Jones, running back Devonta Freeman, center Alex Mack, linebacker Vic Beasley and place-kicker Matt Bryant.

2017 Pro Bowl Selections

Sunday, Jan. 29

At Camping World Stadium

Orlando, Fla.

(s-starter; x-first time)

NFC

OFFENSE (21)

QUARTERBACKS (3) _ s-Matt Ryan, Atlanta; x-Dak Prescott, Dallas; Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay.

WIDE RECEIVERS (4) _ s-Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants; s-Julio Jones, Atlanta; x-Mike Evans, Tampa Bay; Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona.

RUNNING BACKS (3) _ s,x-Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas; Devonta Freeman, Atlanta; x-David Johnson, Arizona.

FULLBACK (1) _ s-Mike Tolbert, Carolina.

TIGHT ENDS (2) _ s-Greg Olsen, Carolina; x-Jordan Reed, Washington.

TACKLES (3) _ s-Tyron Smith, Dallas; s-Trent Williams, Washington; Jason Peters, Philadelphia.

GUARDS (3) _ s-Zack Martin, Dallas; s,x-Brandon Scherff, Washington; x-T.J. Lang, Green Bay.

CENTERS (2) _ s-Travis Frederick, Dallas; Alex Mack, Atlanta.

DEFENSE (18)

DEFENSIVE ENDS (3) _ s,x-Cliff Avril, Seattle; s-Everson Griffen, Minnesota; Michael Bennett, Seattle.

INTERIOR LINEMEN (3) _ s-Aaron Donald, Los Angeles; s-Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay; Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia.

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3) _ s,x-Vic Beasley, Atlanta; s-Ryan Kerrigan, Washington; Thomas Davis, Carolina.

INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2) _ s-Bobby Wagner, Seattle; Luke Kuechly, Carolina.

CORNERBACKS (4) _ s,x-Janoris Jenkins, New York Giants; s-Patrick Peterson, Arizona; x-Xavier Rhodes, Minnesota; Richard Sherman, Seattle.

FREE SAFETIES (2) _ s-Harrison Smith, Minnesota; x-Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Green Bay.

STRONG SAFETY (1) _ s,x-Landon Collins, New York Giants.

SPECIALISTS (4)

PUNTER (1) _ Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles.

PLACEKICKER (1) _ x-Matt Bryant, Atlanta.

RETURN SPECIALIST (1) _ Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota.

SPECIAL TEAMER (1) _ x-Dwayne Harris, New York Giants.

AFC

OFFENSE (21)

QUARTERBACKS (3) _ s-Tom Brady, New England; Derek Carr, Oakland; Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh.

WIDE RECEIVERS (4) _ s-Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh; s-Amari Cooper, Oakland; A.J. Green, Cincinnati; T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis.

RUNNING BACKS (3) _ s-Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh; LeSean McCoy, Buffalo; DeMarco Murray, Tennessee.

FULLBACK (1) _ s,x-Kyle Juszczyk, Baltimore.

TIGHT ENDS (2) _ s-Travis Kelce, Kansas City; Delanie Walker, Tennessee.

TACKLES (3) _ s-Donald Penn, Oakland; s-Joe Thomas, Cleveland; x-Taylor Lewan, Tennessee.

GUARDS (3) _ s,x-Kelechi Osemele, Oakland; s-Marshal Yanda, Baltimore; David DeCastro, Pittsburgh.

CENTERS (2) _ s,x-Rodney Hudson, Oakland; Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh.

DEFENSE (18)

DEFENSIVE ENDS (3) _ s-Khalil Mack, Oakland; s-Cameron Wake, Miami; x-Jadeveon Clowney, Houston.

INTERIOR LINEMEN (3) _ s-Geno Atkins, Cincinnati; s-Ndamukong Suh, Miami; Jurrell Casey, Tennessee.

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3) _ s-Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo; s-Von Miller, Denver; Brian Orakpo, Tennessee.

INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2) _ s,x-Dont’a Hightower, New England; C.J. Mosley, Baltimore.

CORNERBACKS (4) _ s-Marcus Peters, Kansas City; s-Aqib Talib, Denver; Chris Harris, Jr., Denver; x-Casey Hayward, San Diego.

FREE SAFETIES (2) _ s-Devin McCourty, New England; Reggie Nelson, Oakland.

STRONG SAFETY (1) _ s-Eric Berry, Kansas City.

SPECIALISTS (4)

PUNTER (1) _ Pat McAfee, Indianapolis.

PLACEKICKER (1) _ Justin Tucker, Baltimore.

RETURN SPECIALIST (1) _ x-Tyreek Hill, Kansas City.

SPECIAL TEAMER (1) _ Matthew Slater, New England.

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