Favre Receives Most Fan Votes For 2008 NFL Pro Bowl

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Green Bay Packers quarterback BRETT FAVRE received 1,140,863 votes to lead all NFL All-Stars in balloting for the 2008 NFL Pro Bowl, NFL.com announced Thursday. Presented by Sprint, 2008 NFL Pro Bowl voting on NFL.com and on wireless phones with Sprint service ended on Tuesday, December 11.

There was a record 83.7 million votes cast on NFL.com and on wireless phones with Sprint service using more than 2,262,000 ballots. There were nearly 14 million more votes cast this year than last year.

New England Patriots quarterback TOM BRADY (1,037,608 votes) ranks second overall while Indianapolis Colts quarterback PEYTON MANNING (991,418 votes), Dallas Cowboys quarterback TONY ROMO (830,789 votes) and New England Patriots wide receiver RANDY MOSS (806,455 votes) round out the top five on NFL.com. TONY ROMO received the highest number of votes from voters using Sprint's service.

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 are casting 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.

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 NFL.com/probowl, fans cast their Pro Bowl ballot by sending the text message "PRO" to 7777 from a phone with Sprint wireless service and voting for their favorite players at select positions.

Fans who voted for their Pro Bowl players were 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.

Listed below are the top 10 offensive and defensive vote-getters, the top five rookie vote-getters and the players with the most votes at each position:

NFL ALL-STAR TOP VOTE-GETTERS

TOP TEN OFFENSIVE

QB Brett Favre, Packers -- 1,140,863

QB Tom Brady, Patriots -- 1,037,608

QB Peyton Manning, Colts -- 991,418

QB Tony Romo, Cowboys -- 830,789

WR Randy Moss, Patriots -- 806,455

RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings -- 753,294

WR Terrell Owens, Cowboys -- 700,779

RB Joseph Addai, Colts -- 698,484

RB LaDainian Tomlinson, Chargers -- 606,381

TE Jason Witten, Cowboys -- 596,867

**

TOP TEN DEFENSIVE

DE Dwight Freeney, Colts -- 413,999

CB Champ Bailey, Broncos -- 410,567

OLB DeMarcus Ware, Cowboys -- 385,031

OLB A.J. Hawk, Packers -- 355,420

DE Osi Umenyiora, Giants -- 350,148

CB Charles Woodson, Packers -- 348,063

OLB Shawne Merriman, Chargers -- 337,150

CB Al Harris, Packers -- 329,745

ILB Brian Urlacher, Bears -- 325,073

OLB Mike Vrabel, Patriots -- 321,742

**

NFL ALL-STAR TOP FIVE ROOKIE VOTE-GETTERS

RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings -- 753,294

K Nick Folk, Cowboys -- 263,635

T Tony Ugoh, Colts -- 187,802

K Mason Crosby, Packers -- 174,038

T Joe Thomas -- 166,599

**

NFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS

Offense

QB Brett Favre, Packers -- 1,140,863

RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings -- 753,294

FB Tony Richardson, Vikings -- 204,168

WR Terrell Owens, Cowboys -- 700,779

TE Jason Witten, Cowboys -- 596,867

T Flozell Adams, Cowboys -- 370,073

G Leonard Davis, Cowboys -- 330,942

C Andre Gurode, Cowboys -- 321,511

K Nick Folk, Cowboys -- 263,635

KR Devin Hester, Bears -- 607,075

Defense

DE Osi Umenyiora, Giants -- 350,148

IL Tommie Harris, Bears -- 207,686

OLB DeMarcus Ware, Cowboys -- 385,031

ILB Brian Urlacher, Bears -- 325,073

CB Charles Woodson, Packers -- 348,063

SS Roy Williams, Cowboys -- 271,505

FS Sean Taylor, Redskins -- 258,544

P Mat McBriar, Cowboys -- 224,345

ST Brendon Ayanbadejo, Bears -- 226,962

**

AFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS

Offense

QB Tom Brady, Patriots -- 1,037,608

RB Joseph Addai, Colts -- 698,484

FB Lorenzo Neal, Chargers -- 450,571

WR Randy Moss, Patriots -- 806,455

TE Antonio Gates, Chargers -- 465,239

T Matt Light, Patriots -- 430,981

G Eric Steinbach, Browns -- 450,284

C Jeff Saturday, Colts -- 379,438

K Adam Vinatieri, Colts -- 155,853

KR Joshua Cribbs, Browns -- 164,096

Defense

DE Dwight Freeney, Colts -- 413,999

IL Albert Haynesworth, Titans -- 261,260

OLB Shawne Merriman, Chargers -- 337,150

ILB Tedy Bruschi, Patriots -- 283,128

CB Champ Bailey, Broncos -- 410,567

SS Troy Polamalu, Steelers -- 301,341

FS Ed Reed, Ravens -- 287,611

P Chris Hanson, Patriots -- 125,272

ST Larry Izzo, Patriots -- 250,130

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