Former Hawkeyes Named to NFL Pro Bowl

Dec. 21, 2007

IOWA CITY — Aaron Kampman and Bob Sanders, teammates at the University of Iowa in 2000 and 2001, will be starting opposite each other during the NFL Pro Bowl on Feb. 10 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Kampman, of the Green Bay Packers, is a starting defensive end for the National Conference, and Sanders, of the Indianapolis Colts, is starting at strong safety for the American Conference. Both lettered four season for the Hawkeyes — Kampman from 1998-2001 and Sanders from 2000-03. It is the second consecutive Pro Bowl for Kampman. Sanders was also selected to the Pro Bowl in 2005.

Kampman, 6-foot-4, 270 pounds, is in his sixth NFL season. He was chosen in the fifth round of the 2002 draft. This season Kampman has 62 tackles (46 solo) with 12 quarterback sacks. Sanders, 5-8, 206, is in his fourth season after being taken in the second round of the 2004 draft. He currently has 119 tackles (67 solo) with 2 ½ quarterback sacks and a pass interception.

It would not be far-fetched to see Kampman and Sanders meet in the Super Bowl. Both the Packers and Colts are 12-2 overall this season and have clinched their respective division championships (Packers in the NFC North, Colts in the AFC South).

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