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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Russ Hudson is in his 17th season with the Titans as Director of Information Systems in 2016.
Hudson is responsible for managing the organization's state-of-the-art computer and telecommunication systems. He works closely with Titans coaches on game analysis reports and with GM Ruston Webster and his scouts on NFL Draft reports, in addition to making general upgrades on the network and computer systems both at Baptist Sports Park and LP Field. On game days, he oversees a staff of statisticians that call the official game stats reported to the league office.
During the 2012 offseason, Hudson played an integral role as project manager for major improvements at LP Field which included the installation of the largest outdoor surface mounted LED video boards in the world. The project also included upgrading to an HD video control room and a distributed sound system throughout LP Field.
Prior to joining the Titans, Hudson was a network engineer/project manager for Cottonwood Computer Services for three years. During that time, he also consulted the Titans on various computer and technical issues.
A native of Decherd, Tenn., Hudson graduated summa cum laude with a degree in computer science from Middle Tennessee State University. He and his wife, Amy, have two children: Ethan (12) and Haley (10). They reside in Murfreesboro, Tenn.