Rodgers leads Pro Bowl voting
New York, NY – Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers leads all players in balloting for the 2012 Pro Bowl.
Rodgers, who has guided the Packers to a 13-0 record by completing nearly 70 percent of his passes and throwing for 39 touchdowns, has received 1,263,045 votes.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is second overall and leads all AFC players with 1,149,721 votes.
Rodgers is one of multiple Packers players who lead their respective positions in Pro Bowl voting. Fullback John Kuhn, tackle Chad Clifton, guard T.J. Lang, center Scott Wells, kicker Mason Crosby, cornerback Charles Woodson, free safety Morgan Burnett and special teamer Jarrett Bush all lead at their positions.
Other NFC leaders include the Vikings' Adrian Peterson at running back, the Lions' Calvin Johnson at wide receiver, the Saints' Jimmy Graham at tight end, the Bears' Devin Hester at kick returner and the 49ers' Andy Lee at punter.
NFC defensive leaders include Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware, 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis and Saints safety Roman Harper.
AFC offensive leaders include Texans running back Arian Foster, Chargers fullback Jacob Hester, Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker and tight end Rob Gronkowski, Ravens tackle Michael Oher, Patriots guard Logan Mankins and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey.
On defense, AFC leaders include a number of Ravens -- tackle Haloti Ngata, linebackers Terrell Suggs and Ray Lewis and safety Ed Reed. Patriots defensive end Andre Carter, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis and Steelers safety Troy Polamalu also lead at their positions.
Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski, Jets return man Joe McKnight and the Ravens' Brendon Ayanbadejo are currently tops among AFC special teams players.
Balloting will conclude December 19, and the final Pro Bowl teams will be announced Tuesday, December 27, during a special program on NFL Network. The teams are determined by fans, players and coaches with each group's vote counting for one-third to make up the total.
This year's NFL All-Star Game will be played Sunday, January 29 in Honolulu, Hawaii.