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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C.O. Brocato enters his 40th season with the Titans and third as National Supervisor of College Scouting in 2014. He is responsible for scouting Texas and Louisiana. He spent the last two years cross-checking all college talent west of the Mississippi. Prior to that, he spent five seasons as the team’s National Coordinator of College Scouting and was primarily responsible for assessing talent in the Central United States.
He re-joined the Titans in 1981 for his second tour of duty with the club as a scout. Brocato has been placed on the preliminary list of nominees of former players, coaches and contributors for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame three times (2008, 2007 and 2005). He was featured in an ESPN.com story in 2006, detailing his role as one of the NFL’s most respected scouts.
Brocato was presented a game ball from Titans owner K.S. "Bud" Adams, Jr. at halftime of the Titans/Bengals game in 2004 in honor of his 30 years of service to the team. Brocato was inducted into The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame of the S.M. McNaughton Chapter of North Louisiana in 2002, being recognized for outstanding contribution to amateur athletic football in North Louisiana.
Brocato also was recently named one of the NFL's top 10 scouts in a newspaper poll of league general managers. Following his graduation from Baylor University, Brocato was the head football coach at Jesuit High School in North Louisiana from 1958-67. He capped his tenure by earning Coach of the Year honors in 1967 when he led his school to a perfect 13-0 record in AA play.
In 1968, he assumed the title of Defensive Coordinator at Northern Arizona, remaining at the Flagstaff school for three seasons. From 1971-74, he held a similar post at Texas-Arlington before joining the Oilers in a scouting capacity from 1974-76. From 1977-81, Brocato served as a scout for the United States Scouting Combine.
Born Oct. 31, 1929, C.O. and his wife, Lucy, have one daughter, Becky. His family resides in Arlington, Texas.