Culpepper Leads In Pro Bowl Voting

Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper leads all NFL players in the Pro Bowl voting on and center Matt Birk is leading the NFC at center. Randy Moss is also in the top-10 overall.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper, with 325,383 votes, leads all NFL All-Stars in balloting for the 2005 Pro Bowl, the NFL announced today. Pro Bowl voting will continue on, in stadiums and via wireless text message through Dec/ 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 McNabb (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) Dec. 22 on the 2005 Pro Bowl Selection Show on ESPN. The Pro Bowl will be played in Hawaii on Sunday, Feb. 13 and televised by ESPN at 7:30 p.m. (ET).

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:


Pos., Name, Team, Votes

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


Pos., Name, Team, Votes

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
P, Shane Lechler, Raiders, 72,151
DE, John Abraham, Jets, 123,067
DT, 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
K, Adam Vinatieri, Patriots, 107,046
ST, Larry Izzo, Patriots, 37,009
KR, B.J. Sams, Ravens, 44,619


Pos., Name, Team, Votes

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
DE, Charles Grant, Saints, 78,042
DT, 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
K, David Akers, Eagles, 212,551
ST, Jeremiah Trotter, Eagles, 49,987
KR, Eddie Drummond, Lions, 63,018

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