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  • Sat., Jan. 21, 2017 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CST Live East-West Shrine Game The 2017 East-West Shrine Game will be held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. CT. This is the seventh consecutive year that NFL Network (complete broadcast schedule) will provide exclusive coverage of the East-West Shrine Game -- the longest-running college football all-star game.
  • Sat., Jan. 28, 2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM CST Live Reese's Senior Bowl The Reese's Senior Bowl is one of football's premier pre-draft events, annually featuring the country's best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects. NFL Network coverage includes Senior Bowl week practice recap and climaxes with the exclusive live game broadcast on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at 1:30pm CT.
  • Sun., Jan. 29, 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM CST Live Pro Bowl

    The NFL will celebrate its brightest stars of today and tomorrow with new Pro Bowl week festivities in 2017 in Orlando.

    Culminating with the 2017 Pro Bowl game at Camping World Stadium on Sunday, January 29 and televised live at 7 PM CT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, Pro Bowl week will celebrate all levels of football -- from youth to high school to the NFL's best.

    The 2017 Pro Bowl will feature a return to the traditional AFC vs. NFC game format following three years using a revised, "unconferenced" format. The NFL's best will once again be in the spotlight as 88 players -- 44 from the AFC and 44 from the NFC -- are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches.

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  • Tue., Feb. 28, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM CST Live NFL Scouting Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.

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  • Wed., Mar. 01, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM CST Live NFL Scouting Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.

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  • Thu., Mar. 02, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM CST Live NFL Scouting Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.

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History

Pro Football Hall of Fame
 

 
Defensive end Elvin Bethea, an eight-time Pro Bowl selection who played in 210 games during his outstanding career with the Houston Oilers, was named to the five-man class of the 2003 Pro Football Hall of Fame that included running back Marcus Allen, guard Joe DeLamielleure, wide receiver James Lofton, and coach Hank Stram. A third-round draft pick in 1968 (77th player overall) Bethea played in 210 games over 16 seasons, never missing a game until breaking his arm on Nov. 13, 1977. He was considered a “steal” in a draft class that produced three future Hall of Fame players in Larry Csonka, Art Shell, and Ron Yary. When he retired, he held three team records relating to career service: most seasons (16), most career regular season games played (210), and most consecutive regular season games played (135). Having led the team in sacks in six seasons, Bethea’s unofficial 105-career sack total still ranks first in franchise history, including his team-best 17 sacks in 1973. He recorded four sacks and a fumble recovery in his best single game performance vs. San Diego in 1976. He played in eight playoff games and posted 691 career tackles. Bethea also played in eight Pro Bowls (1970, 1972-1976, 1979, 1980) and earned All-Pro second-team honors in 1973, 1975, 1978, and 1979. More than just a pass rusher, Bethea was also effective against the run. Even though 1974 was the first year such statistics were compiled by the Oilers, his 691-career tackles, are still among the best in franchise history, even excluding the first six years of his career. “When people ask me who the best guy I ever played against was I always tell them Elvin Bethea and Lyle Alzado because both of them were complete ballplayers,” said Art Shell, Hall of Fame member of the Oakland Raiders. “Elvin was one of the quickest guys I’ve ever been around. We always had to double-team him. There were times when I was supposed to block him when he would get by me so quick. And then Gene Upshaw was supposed to pick him up and he also got by him so quick that we would get back to the huddle and Upshaw would say, ‘did you see that?’ and I’d say, ‘yeah, I saw that. He just beat the heck out of me too!’ Elvin was just a great player."

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