By Daily Journal and wire reports
Ole Miss fans were quick to embrace Tuesday’s news that three former Rebels made Pro Bowl rosters.
Patrick Willis, a starter at inside linebacker for the NFC, leads eight San Francisco 49ers on the roster for the Jan. 29 game in Honolulu.
The Giants’ Eli Manning is an NFC backup quarterback behind MVP candiates Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees.
Steelers receiver Mike Wallace is a starter for the AFC.
The 49ers and Patriots – led by Brady – each had eight selections.
Seven New England players will be starters.
Four NFL teams, including Tennessee, had no selections.
Players who reach the Super Bowl will be replaced on the Pro Bowl rosters.