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Peyton Manning tops Tom Brady in fans' Pro Bowl voting

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning received 993,045 fan votes to lead all NFL players in balloting for the 2013 Pro Bowl, NFL.com announced Thursday. Fan voting ended Monday, Dec. 17.

NFL's top 10 Pro Bowl vote-getters
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
QB
993,045
QB
908,099
RB
829,591
RB
828,225
QB
777,827
QB
683,943
WR
676,607
TE
646,273
QB
578,753
RB
564,751

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 announcement of the 2013 Pro Bowl teams, including starters, will be made Wednesday, Dec. 26, in prime time (7 p.m. ET) on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access Pro Bowl Selection Show."

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (908,099 votes) ranks second overall, and Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (829,591votes), Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (828,225 votes) and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (777,827 votes) round out the top five on NFL.com.

The 2013 Pro Bowl will be played Sunday, Jan. 27 and televised live on NBC at 7 p.m. ET from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Fans can purchase tickets to the 2013 Pro Bowl at www.ticketmaster.com. Fans also can call 1-800-745-3000 or visit the Aloha Stadium box office.

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
993,045
DE
542,688
RB
829,591
DT
362,986
FB
190,978
OLB
387,585
WR
676,607
ILB
323,411
TE
646,273
CB
240,804
OT
227,240
SS
114,007
G
206,026
FS
141,315
C
217,326
P
91,063
K
138,068
ST
127,848
KR
143,047

NFC's leading vote-getters by position
Offense
Defense
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
QB
777,827
DE
351,571
RB
828,225
DT
257,020
FB
181,820
OLB
343,514
WR
515,811
ILB
226,791
TE
553,198
CB
312,596
OT
193,563
SS
Charles Woodson
117,230
G
177,817
FS
Ronde Barber
121,031
C
Jeff Saturday
312,013
P
104,563
K
140,847
ST
89,797
KR
131,626

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