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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The 2016 season marks Brent Akers' 19th season with the Titans, including his second as Director of Team Operations after he spent eight years as the team's operations manager.
In his current role, Akers oversees the club's operations on all team travel and training camp activities.
Akers started out in the team's ticket office in 1998, assisting in all aspects of ticket office and box office operations, while coordinating all support services for PSL holders. He was promoted to Assistant Director of Sales and Operations in 2001, and named Operations Manager in 2006.
A native of Nashville, Tenn., Akers earned his BS degree in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama in 1994. He and his wife, Holly, reside in Franklin, Tenn., with their three children.