Tom Brady second in fan voting for Pro Bowl
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady received the second-most votes in fan voting for the NFL Pro Bowl, the league announced Thursday.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning topped the fan voting with 993,045. Brady received 908,099. Coaches and players will also vote, and the final Pro Bowl teams will be announced Dec. 26.
Texans running back Arian Foster, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, Bengals receiver A.J. Green, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, Saints quarterback Drew Brees, and Ravens running back Ray Rice rounded out the top 10 fan selections.
Three Patriots players were the leading vote-getters at their position in the AFC. Logan Mankins was the top guard, Gronkowski led tight ends, and Jerod Mayo the top inside linebacker.
The leading vote-getters by conference and position were as follows:
QB—Manning; RB—Foster; FB—Vonta Leach, Ravens; WR—Green; TE—Gronkowski; T—Michael Oher, Ravens; G—Mankins; C—Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers; K—Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders; KR—Jacoby Jones, Ravens; DE—J.J. Watt, Texans; DT—Haloti Ngata, Ravens; OLB—Von Miller, Broncos; ILB—Mayo; CB—Champ Bailey, Broncos; SS—Bernard Pollard, Ravens; FS—Ed Reed, Ravens; P—Brandon Fields, Dolphins; ST—Joshua Cribbs, Browns.
QB—Rodgers; RB—Peterson; FB—John Kuhn, Packers; WR—Victor Cruz, Giants; TE—Tony Gonzalez, Falcons; T—Matt Kalil, Vikings; G—Mike Iupati, 49ers; C—Jeff Saturday, Packers; K—David Akers, 49ers; KR—Randall Cobb, Packers; DE—Jared Allen, Vikings; DT—Justin Smith, 49ers; OLB—Clay Matthews, Packers; ILB—Tim Jennings, Bears; SS—Charles Woodson, Packers; FS—Ronde Barber, Buccaneers; P—Thomas Morstead, Saints; ST—C.J. Spillman, 49ers.
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