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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

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Considered one of the best safeties in football history, Ken Houston picked off 49 passes (898 yards), recovered 21 fumbles and scored 12 touchdowns over his 14-season NFL career, earning Pro Bowl honors 12 consecutive times (1968-69 AFL, 1970-79 NFL). Houston returned an NFL-record nine interceptions for a touchdown in his six seasons as an Oiler. Four of those scores came in 1971, tying an NFL record. He returned two in one game against San Diego in the 1971 season finale, which also ties an NFL mark. His other three touchdowns came on a punt return, a fumble return and a blocked field goal return. Houston also holds the Oilers record for most career interception return yards with 650. With a long, fluid stride, Houston had excellent speed and quickness. His 6-3, 197-pound frame made him an ideal pass defender. Yet his lean, muscular body helped him to become a punishing tackler. Originally a ninth-round draft choice out of Prairie View A&M, Houston earned a starter’s role by the third game of his rookie season. Two weeks later in a game against the New York Jets, he scored two touchdowns, one on a 71-yard blocked field goal attempt, and the other on a 43-yard interception return. After excelling for six years with the Oilers, Ken was traded to the Redskins for five veteran players in 1973. The Redskins once referred to Houston as "pro football's most underrated superstar," but his capabilities were widely recognized. He won all-league acclaim with the Oilers in 1969 and 1971, and then was either All-Pro or All-NFC with the Redskins every year from 1973 to 1979. He was selected for either the AFL All-Star game or the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl 12 straight seasons from 1968 through 1979. He played in 183 consecutive games before suffering a broken arm against the New York Giants Nov. 25, 1979.

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