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Brett Favre Leads Pro Bowl Charge With One Week Of Voting Remaining



Green Bay Packers quarterback BRETT FAVRE, with 842,167 votes, leads all NFL All-Stars in balloting for the 2008 NFL Pro Bowl, announced Thursday. Presented by Sprint, 2008 Pro Bowl voting will continue on and on wireless phones with Sprint service through Tuesday, December 11.

There have been 62 million votes cast on and on wireless phones with Sprint service using more than 1,654,000 ballots.

New England Patriots quarterback TOM BRADY (776,475 votes) ranks second overall while, Indianapolis Colts quarterback PEYTON MANNING (740,302 votes), New England Patriots wide receiver RANDY MOSS (606,238 votes) and Dallas Cowboys quarterback TONY ROMO (604,027 votes) round out the top five on TONY ROMO received the highest number of votes from voters using Sprint's service.

The teams will be announced at 4 p.m. (ET) Tuesday, December 18 on a special NFL Total Access 2008 NFL Pro Bowl Selection Show on NFL Network. The Pro Bowl will be played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sunday, February 10 and will be televised by FOX.

In addition to casting ballots on, fans can cast their Pro Bowl ballot by sending the text message "PRO" to 7777 from a phone with Sprint wireless service to vote for their favorite players at select positions. Standard text messaging and data rates apply.

Fans who vote for their Pro Bowl players will then be able to enter for a chance to win a trip to Hawaii to attend the NFL Pro Bowl in the 2008 NFL Pro Bowl Sweepstakes sponsored by Sprint. The Grand Prize includes an all-expense paid 5-day, 4-night trip for the winner and one guest to the 2008 NFL Pro Bowl in Honolulu. In addition to air transportation, ground transportation, hotel accommodations and two game tickets, the winner and guests will experience an insider tour of the sidelines and locker room at Aloha Stadium. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. See for details and official rules.

The AFC and NFC All-Star squads are made up of 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 December 13-14.

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.

Listed below are the top 10 overall All-Star vote-getters and the players with the most votes at each position through November 13:


QB Brett Favre -- 842,167

QB Tom Brady -- 776,475

QB Peyton Manning -- 740,302

WR Randy Moss -- 606,238

QB Tony Romo -- 604,027

RB Adrian Peterson -- 557,873

RB Joseph Addai -- 537,110

WR Terrell Owens -- 507,620

KR Devin Hester -- 446,643

RB LaDainian Tomlinson -- 441,624




QB Brett Favre, Packers -- 842,167

RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings -- 557,873

FB Tony Richardson, Vikings -- 146,238

WR Terrell Owens, Cowboys -- 507,620

TE Jason Witten, Cowboys -- 436,997

T Flozell Adams, Cowboys -- 270,909

G Leonard Davis, Cowboys -- 242,503

C Andre Gurode, Cowboys -- 235,052

K Nick Folk, Cowboys -- 197,013

KR Devin Hester, Bears -- 446,643


DE Osi Umenyiora, Giants -- 273,417

IL Tommie Harris, Bears -- 161,222

OLB DeMarcus Ware, Cowboys -- 286,382

ILB Brian Urlacher, Bears -- 252,640

CB Charles Woodson, Packers -- 263,551

SS Roy Williams, Cowboys -- 203,881

FS Sean Taylor, Redskins -- 187,064

P Mat McBriar, Cowboys -- 167,023

ST Brendon Ayanbadejo, Bears -- 167,116




QB Tom Brady, Patriots -- 776,475

RB Joseph Addai, Colts -- 537,110

FB Lorenzo Neal, Chargers -- 340,064

WR Randy Moss, Patriots -- 606,238

TE Antonio Gates, Chargers -- 351,240

T Matt Light, Patriots -- 327,022

G Eric Steinbach, Browns -- 370,862

C Jeff Saturday, Colts -- 289,087

K Adam Vinatieri, Colts -- 122,875

KR Wes Welker, Patriots -- 112,216


DE Dwight Freeney, Colts -- 326,753

IL Albert Haynesworth, Titans -- 187,091

OLB Shawne Merriman, Chargers -- 252,320

ILB Tedy Bruschi, Patriots -- 217,487

CB Champ Bailey, Broncos -- 317,742

SS Troy Polamalu, Steelers -- 234,965

FS Ed Reed, Ravens -- 202,809

P Chris Hanson, Patriots -- 95,386

ST Larry Izzo, Patriots -- 190,823

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