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Jaire Alexander's memorable pick-six highlights Pro Bowl Games

Star cornerback, teammate Elgton Jenkins honored to represent Packers in Las Vegas

CB Jaire Alexander
CB Jaire Alexander

Jaire Alexander and Elgton Jenkins took centerstage at the reimagined Pro Bowl Games in Las Vegas.

Both Packers veterans shined during the multi-day event, now focused on skills-based competition in lieu of a traditional 11-on-11 game. Alexander and Jenkins, both making their second Pro Bowl appearance, helped lead the NFC to a 35-33 victory over the AFC following a strong finish during Sunday's flag football game at Allegiant Stadium.

After competing in dodgeball Thursday, Alexander made one of the most memorable plays of this year's Pro Bowl with a leaping interception off Jacksonville quarterback Trevor Lawrence and returning it for a touchdown. It was the only defensive touchdown scored during any of the three 7-on-7 flag football games, each consisting of 10-minute halves.

"It is an honor to be representing the Packers at the Pro Bowl," said Alexander on Saturday. "It's fun. It's Vegas, get to be around a bunch of other good talent. … Just coming out here and playing our best ball."

With offensive linemen no longer participating in the game itself, Jenkins fielded footballs off a JUGS machine and caught water balloons during Thursday's lightning round. He also had a strong showing in the move-the-chains drill Sunday, where linemen competed side by side in a weighted wall pull.

On Friday, Jenkins assisted the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada in fixing up the Donald W. Reynolds Boys & Girls Club in Henderson.

"It's a blessing to be here with your peers and the people you see play every Sunday," Jenkins said. "Growing up, being a Boys & Girls Club kid, you always want to give back to the things that gave to you. It's a special moment for me and I had the opportunity to give back."

The Pro Bowl Games consisted of eight unique skills competitions, concluding with the first-ever NFL flag football games. The AFC team was led by Peyton Manning (head coach), Ray Lewis (defensive coordinator) and Diana Flores (offensive coordinator), while the NFC team was led by Eli Manning (head coach), DeMarcus Ware (defensive coordinator) and Vanita Krouch (offensive coordinator).