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NFC Pro Bowl roster 2013: NFC West sends 15 to the Pro Bowl

NFC West well-represented on the Pro Bowl roster, including 5 Seahawks.

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Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks are sending five players to the Pro Bowl, but they are hardly the only team in the NFC West contributing to the roster. In total, the NFC West sent 15 players to the Pro Bowl, more than any other division in the conference.

The Seahawks will be represented by C Max Unger, OT Russell Okung, RB Marshawn Lynch, KR Leon Washington and S Earl Thomas.

The San Francisco 49ers sent a division-, conference-, and NFL-best nine players to the roster, including three of their four starting linebackers and both safeties. In total, six of the nine players the 49ers sent are from their defense.

The Arizona Cardinals lone representative is CB Patrick Peterson. Peterson made the Pro Bowl last season as a kick returner, but makes this year's squad as a defensive player. Pro Football Hall of Famer Rod Woodson is the only other player to accomplish the feat of making the game as both a defensive player and a returner.

The St. Louis Rams did not have any players make the roster.

The NFC West did not send a QB or WR to the game, but are represented at every other position. Instead it's the NFC North who dominates those two positions; Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers will start at QB, while Detroit's Calvin Johnson and Chicago's Brandon Marshall will get the start at WR.