Bay Area Sending Three to Hawaii

2 Raiders, 1 49ers gets Pro Bowl nod

The Bay Area will be sending three players to the annual Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

The San Francisco 49ers will be sending their star linebacker, Patrick Willis, while the Oakland Raiders will send punter Shane Lechler and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.

Both Willis and Lechler made their second straight Pro Bowl. While several 49ers were chosen as alternates.

Michael Robinson is a second alternate for special teams, Allen Rossum is a second alternate return man, tight end Vernon Davis is a third alternate and punter Andy Lee is a third alternate.

Across the NFL Peyton and Eli Manning were voted to the Pro Bowl, the first time two quarterback-playing brothers have played in the same game.

Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts will play for the AFC, and his brother Eli of the New York Giants will play for the NFC. It will be Peyton Manning's ninth appearance in 11 seasons in the NFL's all-star game; Eli, the MVP in last season's Super Bowl, will be competing in his first.

Also on the NFC team: two Giants with a combined age of 86: the 44-year-old kicker John Carney and 42-year-old punter Jeff Feagles. Carney made the Pro Bowl with San Diego in 1994 and Feagles with Arizona in 1995.

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