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Minnesota Vikings quarterback DAUNTE CULPEPPER, with 325,383 votes, leads all NFL All-Stars in balloting for the 2005 Pro Bowl, NFL.com announced today. Sponsored by Ameriquest Mortgage, Pro Bowl voting will continue on NFL.com, in stadiums and via wireless text message through Sunday, December 19.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback PEYTON MANNING (310,236 votes), the NFL's leader in passing yards with 2,749 and touchdowns with 31, ranks second overall while Philadelphia Eagles quarterback DONOVAN MC NABB (300,503), Eagles wide receiver TERRELL OWENS (272,759) and New York Giants running back TIKI BARBER (260,568) round out the top five.

The teams will be announced at 7 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, Dec. 22 on the 2005 Pro Bowl Selection Show on ESPN. The Pro Bowl will be played in Hawaii on Sunday, February 13 and televised by ESPN at 7:30 p.m. (ET).

Fans can cast their Pro Bowl ballots and vote for their favorite quarterback, tight end, wide receiver, running back and kicker on NFL.com, in stadiums and via their wireless device. To participate, fans must send a message with the text "NFL VOTE" to 69847. Each completed ballot is packaged with exclusive NFL Shield wallpaper for $0.99.

Fans who vote for their Pro Bowl players will then be able to enter for a chance to win the Ameriquest Pro Bowl in Paradise Sweepstakes with a trip to the Pro Bowl. The Grand Prize includes an all expense paid trip to the game in Honolulu and includes exclusive experiences such as the chance to throw a football with a Pro Bowl player, a tour of Aloha Stadium, sideline passes at the game and more.

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 on December 20-21.

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 15:

NFL ALL-STAR TOP-TEN VOTE-GETTERS

QB Daunte Culpepper, Vikings - 325,383

QB Peyton Manning, Colts - 310,236

QB Donovan McNabb, Eagles - 300,503

WR Terrell Owens, Eagles - 272,759

RB Tiki Barber, Giants - 260,568

RB Priest Holmes, Chiefs - 251,686

RB Shaun Alexander, Seahawks - 232,032

WR Randy Moss, Vikings - 220,854

QB Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers - 215,681

K David Akers, Eagles - 212,551

AFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS

Offense

QB Peyton Manning, Colts - 310,236

RB Priest Holmes, Chiefs - 310,236

FB Jerald Sowell, Jets - 132,893

WR Marvin Harrison, Colts - 187,766

TE Tony Gonzalez, Chiefs - 200,476

T Jonathan Ogden, Ravens - 68,823

G Alan Faneca, Steelers - 75,237

C Kevin Mawae, Jets - 77,219

K Adam Vinatieri, Patriots - 107,046

KR B.J. Sams, Ravens - 44,619

Defense

DE John Abraham, Jets - 123,067

IL Marcus Stroud, Jaguars - 80,398

OLB Keith Bulluck, Titans - 47,598

ILB Ray Lewis, Ravens - 83,817

CB Champ Bailey, Broncos - 88,326

SS Ed Reed, Ravens - 58,798

FS John Lynch, Broncos - 39,787

P Shane Lechler, Raiders - 72,151

ST Larry Izzo, Patriots - 37,009

NFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS

Offense

QB Daunte Culpepper, Vikings - 325,383

RB Tiki Barber, Giants - 260,568

FB Justin Griffith, Falcons - 94,783

WR Terrell Owens, Eagles - 272,759

TE Eric Johnson, 49ers - 151,286

T Orlando Pace, Rams - 58,267

G Larry Allen, Cowboys - 67,179

C Matt Birk, Vikings - 50,832

K David Akers, Eagles - 212,551

KR Eddie Drummond, Lions - 63,018

Defense

DE Charles Grant, Saints - 78,042

IL Shaun Rogers, Lions - 64,970

OLB Derrick Brooks, Buccaneers - 82,694

ILB Brian Urlacher, Bears - 91,707

CB Ken Lucas, Seahawks - 60,398

SS Adam Archuleta, Rams - 40,699

FS Darren Sharper, Packers - 63,207

P Mitch Berger, Saints - 68,246

ST Jeremiah Trotter, Eagles - 49,987

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