The St. Louis Rams' duo of running back MARSHALL FAULK (351,908) and quarterback KURT WARNER (349,306) rank second and third overall. Tampa Bay Buccaneers fullback MIKE ALSTOTT (340,826) is fourth and Gonzalez rounds out the top five.
The 26,669,170 votes cast so far is up from 19,010,146 total votes on NFL.com last season and is already the most ever received during Pro Bowl balloting. Voting continues on NFL.com for approximately one more month before announcement of the squads. Voting at 5,200 Blockbuster stores nationwide concluded on December 2 and vote totals are currently being tabulated.
Fan voting counts one-third towards choosing the squads for the NFL's annual Pro Bowl All-Star Game on February 9 - played for the first time on a Saturday - in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The consensus ballots of NFL fans, players and coaches each count one-third towards determining the 43-man rosters that will represent the American and National conferences at Aloha Stadium. Players and coaches will vote on December 26-27.
The NFL is the only professional sports league that combines voting by fans, players and coaches in determining its all-star teams. Fan voting will be used to break any tie. The NFL became the first professional sports league to offer online voting in 1995.
This year's game will be televised live on ABC-TV at 4:30 PM ET (11:30 AM HT).
Listed below are the top five overall vote-getters and the players with the most votes at each position:
|NFL ALL-STAR TOP FIVE VOTE-GETTERS|
|AFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS|
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