Brandon Marshall Named 2012 Pro Bowl MVP

words // Brandon Richard

A week before Super Bowl XLVI, some of the NFL’s top players gathered in Honolulu, Hawaii for the 2012 Pro Bowl. With defense being played on an extremely limited basis, it was the AFC that emerged victorious this time around, besting their National Football Conference counterparts by a score of 59-41. Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall was named the game’s MVP with an impressive six-catch, 176-yard and four touchdown performance on the day. The Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald led the way for the NFC, racking up 111 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Andy Dalton, Phillip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers each recorded two touchdown passes.

In our world, the biggest news from the game was the footwear. Several brands used the star-studded affair to debut new cleats from next season’s collections. Take a look at some of the football cleats worn by the game’s top stars in today’s NFL Watch.

Brandon Marshall wearing Reebok NFL U-Form 4Speed Mid M4 in 2012 Pro BowlMarshall off to the races for one of his four touchdowns in NFL U-Form 4Speed Mid M4 Reebok football cleats.

Jimmy Graham wearing adidas adiZero 5-Star Mid in Pro BowlJimmy Graham dunks the ball after scoring a touchdown in the adidas adiZero 5-Star Mid.

A.J. Green wearing Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4 in Pro BowlA.J. Green catches a touchdown in Vapor Talon Elite 3/4 Nike football cleats.

Cam Newton wearing Under Armour Highlight in 2012 NFL Pro BowlCam Newton avoids a tackle in Highlight Under Armour football cleats.

Greg Jennings wearing Nike Vapor Talon Elite Low in 2012 Pro BowlGreg Jennings goes low to score in Vapor Talon Elite Low Nike football cleats.

Greg Jennings wearing Nike Vapor Jet Gloves in 2012 Pro BowlGreg flashes his Green Bay Packers Nike Vapor Jet Gloves.

Maurice Jones-Drew earing Reebok NFL Viz U-Form Electrify in 2012 Pro BowlMaurice Jones-Drew finds running room in NFL Viz U-Form Electrify Reebok football cleats.

Vincent Jackson wearing adidas adiZero 5-Star in 2012 Pro BowlVincent Jackson on a roll in the adidas adiZero 5-Star.

Earl Thomas wearing Nike Vapor Talon Elite Low in 2012 Pro BowlEarl Thomas runs to make a tackle in Vapor Talon Elite Low Nike football cleats.

Steve Smith wearing Reebok NFL U-Form 4Speed Mid M4; Jonathan Joseph wearing Nike Vapor Talon Elite in 2012 Pro BowlSteve Smith, wearing NFL U-Form 4Speed Mid M4 Reebok football cleats, is tackled by Jonathan Joseph in Vapor Talon Elite Low Nike football cleats.

Jonathan Joseph wearing Nike Vapor Talon Elite in 2012 Pro Bowl (2)Aaron Rodgers bobbles a snap in Air Speed Nubby Nike football cleats.

Geno Atkins wearing Nike Alpha Talon Elite 3/4 in 2012 Pro BowlGeno Atkins stops Marshawn Lynch in Alpha Talon Elite 3/4 Nike football cleats.

Drew Brees wearing Nike Alpha Talon Elite 3/4 in 2012 Pro BowlDrew Brees passes in Alpha Talon Elite 3/4 Nike football cleats.

Von Miller wearing adidas adiZero 5-Star Mid in 2012 NFL Pro BowlVon Miller pressures Drew Brees in the adidas adiZero 5-Star Mid.

Roddy White wearing Reebok Zig Football Cleats in 2012 Pro BowlRoddy White tries to get open in Reebok Zig football cleats.

Dwight Freeney wearing Jordan BCT Mid in 2012 Pro BowlDwight Freeney takes a knee in Jordan BCT Mid football cleats.

Larry Fitzgerald wearing Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4 in 2012 Pro BowlLarry Fitzgerald catches a touchdown pass in Vapor Talon Elite 3/4 Nike football cleats.

Champ Bailey takes a dive in the Nike Super Speed TD.

Ray Lewis wearing Under Armouir Fierce Havoc Mid in 2012 NFL Pro BowlRay Lewis on the prowl in Fierce Havoc Mid Under Armour football cleats.

Patrick Peterson wearing Nike Vapor Talon Elite Low in 2012 Pro BowlPatrick Peterson picks off a pass in Vapor Talon Elite Low Nike football cleats.

Antonio Brown wearing Nike Super Speed D; Coaches wearing Nike Trainer 1.3 in 2012 NFL Pro BowlAntonio Brown stretches to make a catch in the Nike Super Speed D; coaches on the sidelines in the Nike Trainer 1.3.

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