Sunday’s Pro Bowl had little excitement with most players seeming to be phoning in their performances but not Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall.
The University of Central Florida alumni made a touchdown catch in every quarter, catching a game total of six passes for 176 yards, helping secure the AFC’s victory over the NFC, 59-4.
Marshall’s unwavering persistence and determination garnered him the game’s MVP, and his name will now sit next to the likes of Walter Payton, Gale Sayers and Peyton Manning on the MVP banners at Aloha Stadium.
"You never know when you're going to be back," Marshall said, "and I wanted to go all out today because it could be my last Pro Bowl,” as reported by USA Today.
This year’s Pro Bowl had 36 first-timers with rookie quarterback Cam Newtown of the Carolina Panthers and Andy Dalton of the Cincinnati Bengals each replacing Eli Manning and Tom Brady. This was the first Pro Bowl that featured two rookie shot-callers.