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Record 55 mil. votes cast on NFL.com for Pro Bowl

A record 55 million All-Star votes were cast by fans on NFL.com this year in balloting for the 2004 Pro Bowl, the NFL announced today. Tennessee Titans quarterback STEVE MC NAIR led all NFL All-Stars with 896,189 votes.

Kansas City Chiefs running back PRIEST HOLMES (894,403) ranked second overall with Indianapolis Colts quarterback PEYTON MANNING (854,259), Minnesota Vikings wide receiver RANDY MOSS (834,240), and Kansas City Chiefs tight end TONY GONZALEZ (802,840) rounding out the top five.

Players and coaches vote on December 15-16. The squads will be announced December 18 on the 2004 Pro Bowl Selection Show on ESPN.

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 on February 8 at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii.

The NFL is the only professional sports league that combines voting by fans, players and coaches in determining its all-star teams. The league became the first professional sports league to offer online voting in 1995.

The Pro Bowl, the 25th to be played in Honolulu, Hawaii, will be televised live on ESPN at 7:30 PM ET (2:30 PMHT) on February 8.

Sponsored by Motorola and AT&T Wireless, fans were also able to cast votes at more than 1,000 AT&T Wireless stores nationwide this year. For the first time in Pro Bowl voting, fans were offered "TEXTdown," a wireless balloting option that gave fans the chance to vote on their Motorola handsets via AT&T Wireless service for their favorite players in the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, defensive end, outside linebacker and cornerback positions.

All fans who voted through "TEXTdown" and at participating AT&T Wireless stores were automatically entered for a chance to win one of four trips for two to the Pro Bowl in Motorola's "Hawaiian Vacation" sweepstakes. The winners will be announced December 18 on the 2004 Pro Bowl Selection Show on ESPN.

Listed below are the top 10 offensive and defensive vote-getters, the top five rookie vote-getters and the players with the most votes at each position:

NFL ALL-STAR TOP-10 OFFENSIVE & DEFENSIVE VOTE-GETTERS

**TOP-TEN OFFENSIVE**
**Pos.****Name, Team****Votes**
QBSteve McNair, Titans896,189
RBPriest Holmes, Chiefs894,403
QBPeyton Manning, Colts854,259
WRRandy Moss, Vikings834,240
TETony Gonzalez, Chiefs802,840
RBAhman Green, Packers798,802
WRMarvin Harrison, Colts769,782
WRTorry Holt, Rams767,165
RBJamal Lewis, Ravens677,095
RBStephen Davis, Panthers669,934
**TOP-TEN DEFENSIVE**
**Pos.****Name, Team****Votes**
LBRay Lewis, Ravens343,480
DESimeon Rice, Buccaneers302,589
DEJevon Kearse, Titans269,365
DEShaun Ellis, Jets264,005
CBPatrick Surtain, Dolphins253,241
DEMichael Strahan, Giants245,842
CBDré Bly, Lions242,369
DEMike Rucker, Panthers233,195
**IL****Richard Seymour, Patriots****231,832**
LBBrian Urlacher, Bears210,668

NFL ALL-STAR TOP-FIVE ROOKIE VOTE-GETTERS

**Pos.****Name,Team****Votes**
WR Anquan Boldin, Cardinals 419,714
LB Nick Barnett, Packers 185,307
CB Terence Newman, Cowboys 88,838
CB Marcus Trufant, Seahawks 63,957
WR Andre Johnson, Texans 57,885

AFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS

**Pos.****Name, Team****Votes**
QBSteve McNair, Titans896,189
RBPriest Holmes, Chiefs894,403
FBJerald Sowell, Jets244,922
WRMarvin Harrison, Colts769,782
TETony Gonzalez, Chiefs802,840
TWillie Roaf, Chiefs187,399
GWill Shields, Chiefs183,574
CKevin Mawae, Jets116,409
KMike Vanderjagt, Colts503,988
KRDante Hall, Chiefs473,438

Pos.Name, TeamVotes
DEJevon Kearse, Titans269,365
ILRichard Seymour, Patriots231,832
OLBSam Cowart, Jets169,517
ILBRay Lewis, Ravens343,480
CBPatrick Surtain, Dolphins253,241
SSEd Reed, Ravens151,540
FSBrock Marion, Dolphins89,623
PShane Lechler, Radiers396,735
STLarry Izzo, Patriots95,010
* NFCLEADING VOTE-GETTERS*

**Pos.****Name, Team****Votes**
QBDaunte Culpepper, Vikings587,898
RBAhman Green, Packers798,802
FBRichie Anderson, Cowboys206,924
WRRandy Moss, Vikings834,240
TEJeremy Shockey, Giants594,563
TOrlando Pace, Rams157,365
GLarry Allen, Cowboys192,302
CMike Flanagan, Packers143,655
KJeff Wilkins, Rams377,182
KRBrian Westbrook, Eagles109,340

Pos.Name, TeamVotes
DESimeon Rice, Buccaneers302,589
ILWarren Sapp, Buccaneers186,088
OLBDerrick Brooks, Buccaneers108,379
ILBBrian Urlacher, Bears210,668
CBDré Bly, Lions242,369
SSCorey Chavous, Vikings196,791
FSBrian Russell, Vikings174,427
PTodd Sauerbrun, Panthers286,345
STIke Reese, Eagles60,668

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