Pros vs. Joes Lineup Announced
Spike TV today announced the lineup for its fourth installment of the hit reality series Pros vs. Joes. In addition to the hosts Michael Strahan and Jay Glazer, the all star cast will include some of the most talked about pros in the past decade. Among them, Alonzo Mourning, Adam "Pacman" Jones, and Steve McNair. Pacman, according to USA Today, is pumped about this season of PvJ and, while he claims his professional playing career is far from over, he hopes to bring some excitement to the new show. Hit the jump for the full roster. Football Pros
TIM BROWN - Brown became the first wide receiver to win the Heisman trophy while playing at Notre Dame in 1987. "Touchdown Timmy" was a two-time All-American and finished his collegiate career with an astonishing school record of 5,024 all-purpose yards and 22 touchdowns. Brown was selected by the Los Angeles Raiders with the 6th pick of the 1988 NFL Draft and in his first NFL season, he led the league in kickoff returns, return yards and yards per return average. He also led the NFL in punt returns in 1994 and receptions in 1997. He was voted to the Pro Bowl nine times during his 16 years with the Raiders, in 1988 and 1991 as a kick-returner, and in 1993-97, 1999 and 2001 as a receiver. Brown holds the NFL record for 10 consecutive seasons with at least 75 receptions, fame and success with the Raider's organization earned him the title, "Mr. Raider." Brown joined the Buccaneers for his final season in 2004 and retired with 14,934 receiving yards, the second-highest total in NFL history.
RICH GANNON - Gannon's lengthy career as an NFL quarterback spanned 18 seasons including stints with the Minnesota Vikings (1987-1992), Oakland Raiders (1999-2004), Kansas City Chiefs (1995-1998), Washington Redskins (1993) and New England Patriots where he began his NFL career on the practice squad in 1987. Gannon was a standout quarterback for the University of Delaware and was elected to the school's athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. Gannon was a four-time Pro-Bowl selection and the NFL MVP in 2002, leading the Raiders to Super Bowl XXVII. He currently holds NFL records for most 300+ yards per game in a season (10), completions in a non-overtime game (43) and single-game record for most consecutive completions (21).
PRIEST HOLMES - Holmes was originally signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 1997 after playing college football at the University of Texas. After rushing for just over 2,000 yards in four seasons in Baltimore, including winning a title in Super Bowl XXV, Holmes experienced breakout success after signing with the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent in 2001. During his seven-year career with the Chiefs, Holmes was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and was named NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2002. Holmes sat out the 2006 season with a neck injury and after a brief comeback attempt in 2007, retired from the NFL.
Jones played last season for the Dallas Cowboys as cornerback and return specialist. He was drafted with the 6th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. During his second season with the Titans, he led the NFL in average punt return yardage with 12.9. He played college football at West Virginia where he was named first team All Big-East and honorable mention All-American his senior year.
STEVE McNAIR - Nicknamed "Air McNair," he was drafted by the Houston Oilers as the third overall pick in the 1995 NFL Draft after a prolific quarterback career at Alcorn State University where he was an All American and Heisman Trophy finalist. McNair played 11 seasons with the Oilers/Tennessee Titans and was selected for the Pro Bowl three times and was the Co-AP NFL MVP in 2003. McNair led the Titans to their first- ever Super Bowl in 2000, losing a heart-breaker to the Rams 23-16. He spent his final two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, leading them to a division title and 13-3 record in 2006.
SIMEON RICE - Rice played college football at Illinois where he was a two-time All American and set the Big Ten Conference record for career sacks with 44.5. Drafted by the Arizona Cardinals third overall in the 1996 NFL Draft, Rice tallied over 120 sacks in his career, playing for the Cardinals (1996-2000), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2001-2006), Denver Broncos (2007), and Indianapolis Colts (2007). He earned three Pro Bowl selections, was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1996, and won a Super Bowl ring with the Buccaneers.