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Packers QB Rodgers receives most fan votes for Pro Bowl

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The big achievements keep coming for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, this time leading all NFL all-stars in balloting for the 2012 Pro Bowl with 1,581,982 votes in a year featuring a record 100.64 million votes cast by fans.

NFL's top 10 Pro Bowl vote-getters
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
QB
1,581,982
QB
1,454,311
QB
1,188,893
WR
1,180,777
WR
1,133,787
RB
962,824
TE
936,886
QB
935,535
RB
925,554
WR
923,073

Rodgers, who led the Packers to the Super Bowl XLV title, also was named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year on Wednesday.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady led all AFC players and finished second overall with 1,454,311 votes, while New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (1,188,893), Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (1,180,777) and Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker (1,133,787) rounded out the top five.

The Pro Bowl will be played Jan. 29 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. The teams will be announced on NFL Network at 7 p.m. (ET) Tuesday on a special NFL Total Access 2012 Pro Bowl Selection Show. Fans may purchase game tickets at NFL.com/probowl .

The AFC and NFC All-Star teams will be based on the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group's vote will count one-third toward determining the 43-man rosters that represent the AFC and the NFC in the Pro Bowl. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes Dec. 21-22.

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

AFC's leading vote-getters by position
Offense
 
Defense
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
 
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
QB
1,454,311
 
DE
511,693
RB
896,804
 
DT
592,603
FB
149,801
 
OLB
546,851
WR
1,133,787
 
ILB
Ray Lewis
413,222
TE
936,886
 
CB
561,986
OT
327,644
 
SS
230,649
G
337,844
 
FS
198,075
C
376,457
 
P
228,782
K
244,512
 
ST
Brendon Ayanbadejo
106,515
KR
140,926
 



 

NFC's leading vote-getters by position
Offense
 
Defense
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
 
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
QB
1,581,982
 
DE
784,527
RB
962,824
 
DT
525,578
FB
322,260
 
OLB
581,554
WR
1,180,777
 
ILB
417,923
TE
725,612
 
CB
Charles Woodson
763,198
OT
Chad Clifton
392,106
 
SS
147,542
G
327,740
 
FS
223,292
C
436,693
 
P
161,812
K
184,665
 
ST
134,696
KR
268,293
 

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