NFL Announces Pro Bowl Voting Now Open

Teams to be Announced on Pro Bowl Selection Show December 27 on NFL Network

The polls are now open!  Fans can begin voting to select players for the 2012 Pro Bowl, the NFL's annual All-Star Game, the NFL announced today.  Voting is available online and on web-enabled mobile phones by going to NFL.com/probowl.

Balloting will conclude on Monday, December 19 following the conclusion of Monday Night Football (Pittsburgh Steelers at San Francisco 49ers, ESPN, 8:30 pm (ET).  The teams will be announced at 7:00 pm (ET) Tuesday, December 27 on a special NFL Total Access 2012 Pro Bowl Selection Show on NFL Network.

The 2012 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 29, 2012 and televised live on NBC at 7:00 pm (ET) from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Fans may purchase tickets starting next month at NFL.com/probowl.

The AFC and NFC All-Star squads are based on the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group's vote counts one-third toward 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 21-22.

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.

Quarterbacks Tom Brady, Michael Vick, Peyton Manning, Phillip Rivers, and Drew Brees were the top five vote-getters last year.

Last year, the Miami Dolphins sent tackle Jake Long, defensive tackle Randy Starks, linebacker Cameron Wake, and long snapper John Denney to Hawaii.

 

The following is a breakdown of positions and the corresponding numbers of players who will be selected in each conference (43 per conference):

OFFENSE

DEFENSE

SPECIAL TEAMS

Wide Receivers (4)

Defensive Ends (3)

Punter (1)

Tight Ends (2)

Interior Linemen (3)

Placekicker (1)

Tackles (3)

Outside Linebackers (3)

Kick Returner (1)

Guards (3)

Inside/Middle Linebackers (2)

Special Teamer (1)

Centers (2)

Cornerbacks (3)

Need Player (1-Coach's Choice)

Quarterbacks (3)

Safeties (3)

Running Backs (3)

Fullback (1)

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