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Trojans in the NFL: Clay Matthews, Tyron Smith in Pro Bowl

 Jordy Nelson, Clay Matthews
Packers receiver Jordy Nelson is congratulated by Packers linebacker Clay Matthews after scoring a first half touchdown in the Pro Bowl.
(Mark Humphrey / Associated Press)

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith helped Team Irvin defeat Team Carter, 32-28, in the Pro Bowl on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Matthews, making his fifth Pro Bowl appearance, had two tackles.

More notable was Matthews’ celebration with Packers teammate – and Pro Bowl opponent – Jordy Nelson, after Nelson caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees.

Smith, selected to his second consecutive Pro Bowl, started for Team Irvin, which rushed for 148 yards and passed for 463.


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