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 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.