Tight end Greg Olsen recorded two touchdown catches in his first career Pro Bowl appearance Sunday night at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
"It's been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said Olsen, an eight-year veteran who just finished his fourth season with the Panthers. "It's been amazing."
On Team Carter's first drive of the game, Olsen got behind Baltimore Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil and caught a 17-yard pass from Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck in the corner of the end zone.
Olsen notched his second touchdown early in the third quarter when he reeled in a 10-yard back-shoulder pass from New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. The pass was initially ruled incomplete, but a replay challenge showed that Olsen, who was battling Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden, got both feet inbounds.
"I was very fortunate that I was chosen to be here," Olsen said. "The entire week has just been a dream come true."
Olsen finished with three catches for 52 yards. Linebacker Luke Kuechly, playing in his second consecutive Pro Bowl, posted seven tackles for Team Irvin, who won the game 32-28.