By Lucas Boze
Being selected to one Pro Bowl is an honor and it takes years of dedication and hard work, but when you get that first Pro Bowl it makes it all worth it. These are players that have the most Pro Bowls out of every player to play the game. They were the best at their position for the majority of their career and they worked hard to get to that point.
Peyton Manning 14- There was only two seasons where Manning didn’t participate in a Pro Bowl. They were his rookie season and the 2011 season after he missed the entire season because of neck surgery. During his career Manning was the epitome of consistency. He appeared in 14 Pro Bowls and won Pro Bowl MVP Several times.
Bruce Matthews 14- Matthews spent his entire 19 year career on the line of the Oilers/Titans. Matthews didn’t make a Pro Bowl until his sixth season in the NFL. After he made the Pro Bowl he never looked back, he then made 14 straight Pro Bowls. It is great to see a player improve so much and become one of the greatest to play the position.
Merlin Olsen 14- Merlin Olsen is best known for his role in the “Fearsome Foursome”. The “Fearsome Foursome” was the Rams defensive line during the 1960’s and 70’s. Olsen was selected 3rd overall in the 1962 NFL draft and made 14 straight Pro Bowls, only missing the Pro Bowl in his last season. He later went on to be an announcer for the NFL, he was also an actor and businessman. Olsen was inducted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
Tony Gonzalez 14- Perhaps one of the best tight ends to play to ever play the game of football, Tony Gonzalez was a beast on the field. Gonzalez was selected to 14 Pro Bowls from 1999-2013. Gonzalez played 10 Pro Bowl games as a Kansas City Chief and 4 Pro Bowl games as an Atlanta Falcon. There is no question that Gonzalez will be a first ballot hall of famer, he is eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2019.
Jerry Rice 13- The undisputed best wide receiver to ever play the game, Jerry Rice is the best to ever play the game. Rice holds several career records and was a dominant force. He played in 13 Pro Bowls and several Super Bowls, and was the favorite target of Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana. There isn’t a receiver that has challenged Rice’s ability or success. There is no question that Rice deserved these Pro Bowls.