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Pats' Brady, Eagles' Vick finish atop fan vote for 2011 Pro Bowl

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Teams to be announced on Pro Bowl Selection
Show on NFL Network on Dec. 28


New England Patriots QB Tom Brady received 1,877,079 votes to lead all NFL All-Stars in fan balloting for the 2011 Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Wednesday. Fan voting ended on Monday, Dec. 20.

NFL's top 10 Pro Bowl vote getters
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
QB
1,877,079
QB
1,522,437
QB
1,130,399
QB
1,039,618
QB
971,731
RB
948,410
QB
900,544
RB
710,166
RB
707,913
QB
704,817
NFL's top five rookie vote-getters
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
DT
405,597
QB
305,721
C
246,443
TE
205,948
RB
168,707

There was a record 98.59 million votes cast on NFL.com, on wireless phones and on Facebook. Fans cast 89.52 million votes on NFL.com, 8.50 million votes on their wireless phones and 570,000 votes on Facebook.

The AFC and NFC All-Star squads are based on the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group's vote counts one-third towards determining the 43-man rosters that represent the American Football Conference and National Football Conference in the Pro Bowl. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on December 22-23.

The teams will be announced at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, Dec. 28 on a special NFL Total Access 2011 Pro Bowl Selection Show on NFL Network.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (1,522,437) leads all NFC All-Stars and ranks second overall, while Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning (1,130,399 votes), San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (1,039,618 votes) and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (971,731 votes) round out the top five.

The 2011 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 and televised live on FOX at 7 p.m. ET at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its all-star teams. It was the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995.

AFC's top vote-getters by position
Offense
 
Defense
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
 
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
QB
1,877,079
 
DE
501,021
RB
710,166
 
DT
341,496
FB
273,723
 
OLB
411,600
WR
606,818
 
ILB
Ray Lewis
412,827
TE
588,245
 
CB
326,658
OT
372,295
 
SS
326,155
G
Eric Steinbach
329,714
 
FS
312,885
C
Jeff Saturday
328,673
 
P
182,868
K
208,794
 
ST
Keyaron Fox
121,057
KR
Joshua Cribbs
186,828
 


 

NFC's top vote-getters by position
Offense
 
Defense
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
 
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
QB
1,522,437
 
DE
418,380
RB
948,410
 
DT
405,597
FB
Heath Evans
207,936
 
OLB
466,501
WR
595,001
 
ILB
Brian Urlacher
314,584
TE
458,527
 
CB
Charles Woodson
394,330
OT
Chad Clifton
173,797
 
SS
208,112
G
214,013
 
FS
158,478
C
Shaun O'Hara
232,551
 
P
Ben Graham
196,658
K
228,353
 
ST
162,553
KR
239,641
 


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