Robert Griffin III climbs higher in 2013 Pro Bowl voting

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, with 708,730 votes, leads all NFL players in balloting for the 2013 Pro Bowl, NFL.com announced Wednesday.

NFL's top 10 Pro Bowl vote-getters
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
QB
708,730
QB
645,307
RB
609,787
QB
569,918
RB
568,903
WR
489,136
TE
477,062
QB
447,399
QB
435,510
QB
429,219

2013 Pro Bowl voting will continue online and on web-enabled mobile phones by going to NFL.com/probowl through Monday, Dec. 17.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (645,307 votes) ranks second overall, and Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (609,787 votes), Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (569,918 votes) and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (568,903 votes) round out the top five. Robert Griffin III inched his way up to barely crack the top 10.

Balloting will conclude Monday, Dec. 17, following the conclusion of "Monday Night Football" (New York Jets at Tennessee Titans, ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET). The Pro Bowl teams will be announced at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Dec. 26 on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access."

The 2013 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 and televised live on NBC at 7 p.m. ET from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

Fans can purchase tickets starting later this month at NFL.com/probowl.

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 toward 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 Dec. 20-21.

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 leading vote-getters by position
Offense
Defense
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
QB
708,730
DE
389,384
RB
609,787
DT
266,825
FB
147,969
OLB
268730
WR
489,136
ILB
230,050
TE
477,062
CB
171,112
OT
157,505
SS
75,558
G
145,990
FS
101,423
C
158,878
P
64,556
K
108,199
ST
Joshua Cribbs
66,069
KR
99,581

NFC's leading vote-getters by position
Offense
Defense
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
QB
569,918
DE
254,540
RB
568,903
DT
186,987
FB
136,767
OLB
264,689
WR
395,288
ILB
168,832
TE
401,101
CB
228,692
OT
137,941
SS
Charles Woodson
90,550
G
128,037
FS
Ronde Barber
92,042
C
Jeff Saturday
224,384
P
75,763
K
107,473
ST
67,488
KR
90,695