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Colts' Manning edges Saints' Brees for most Pro Bowl votes

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Teams to be announced on Pro Bowl Selection Show Dec. 29 (7 p.m. ET) on NFL Network


Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning received 1,545,642 votes to lead all NFL All-Stars in fan balloting for the 2010 Pro Bowl, NFL.com announced Tuesday, Dec. 22. Fan voting ended on Monday, December 21.

Top 10 Pro Bowl vote getters
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
QB
1,545,642
QB
1,485,397
QB
Brett Favre
1,466,687
RB
1,393,688
WR
888,002
TE
Dallas Clark
825,625
RB
820,789
QB
801,461
WR
738,397
WR
729,935


There was a record 89.87 million votes cast on NFL.com and on wireless phones. Fans cast 84.87 million votes on NFL.com and five million votes on their wireless phones.

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 Dec. 22-23.

The teams will be announced on Tuesday, December 29 on a special NFL Total Access 2010 Pro Bowl Selection Show on NFL Network.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (1,485,397) ranks second overall, while Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre (1,466,687 votes), Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (1,393,688 votes) and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (888,002 votes) round out the top five on NFL.com.

The 2010 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 31, 2010 and televised live on ESPN at 7:20 PM ET from Dolphin Stadium in South Florida, also the site of Super Bowl XLIV a week later on Sunday, February 7.

Fans can buy tickets to the 2010 Pro Bowl at www.NFL.com/probowl and www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

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.

Listed below are the top 10 vote-getters in the AFC and NFC:

AFC's leading vote getters
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
QB
1,545,642
DE
562,130
RB
820,789
DT
294,798
FB
Le'Ron McClain
223,974
OLB
283,693
WR
738,397
ILB
Ray Lewis
383,730
TE
Dallas Clark
825,625
CB
443,018
OT
286,482
SS
422,311
OG
Alan Faneca
306,768
FS
390,235
C
Jeff Saturday
597,466
P
149,892
K
187,788
ST
Joshua Cribbs
168,372
KR
Joshua Cribbs
197,548
 


NFC's leading vote getters
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
QB
1,485,397
DE
573,328
RB
1,393,688
DT
Pat Williams
359,553
FB
Naufahu Tahi
181,954
OLB
450,908
WR
888,002
ILB
296,751
TE
435,957
CB
Charles Woodson
360,042
OT
379,885
SS
305,522
OG
Steve Hutchinson
389,789
FS
Darren Sharper
479,804
C
361,228
P
Ben Graham
130,232
K
202,890
ST
166,761
KR
346,289
 


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