2011 Pro Bowl balloting begins on NFL.com

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

The polls are now open! Fans can begin voting to select players for the 2011 Pro Bowl, the NFL's annual All-Star Game. Voting is available online and on web-enabled mobile phones by going to NFL.com/probowl.

Balloting will conclude on Monday, Dec. 20 following the conclusion of Monday Night Football (Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings, ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET. 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.

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

Fans may register to buy tickets to the 2011 Pro Bowl at www.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 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 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.

Quarterbacks Drew Brees, Brett Favre, and Peyton Manning were the top three vote-getters last year with running back Adrian Peterson and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald rounding out the top five.

Following is a breakdown of positions and corresponding number of players who will be selected in each conference (43 per conference):

OFFENSE
Wide Receivers (4)
Tight Ends (2)
Tackles (3)
Guards (3)
Centers (2)
Quarterbacks (3)
Running Backs (3)
Fullback (1)

DEFENSE
Ends (3)
Interior Linemen (3)
Outside Linebackers (3)
Inside/Middle Linebackers (2)
Cornerbacks (3)
Safeties (3)

SPECIAL TEAMS
Punter (1)
Placekicker (1)
Kick Returner (1)
Special Teamer (1)
Need Player (1-Coach's Choice)

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