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Willis Leads NFC LB Pro Bowl Voting

Posted by Taylor Price on November 14, 2012 – 1:43 PM

Patrick Willis is the first player in the history of the San Francisco 49ers to make five consecutive Pro Bowls to start a career.

The star linebacker is on pace to make it six straight appearances in the league’s annual All-Star game with 2013 Pro Bowl vote standings being released on Wednesday. Willis leads the NFC linebacker vote with 91,609 selections with five weeks left in the voting prior to the Dec. 26 Pro Bowl Selection show on NFL Network.

Besides Willis, three other 49ers lead their respective positions in the NFC. Pro Bowl kicker David Akers (60,113), guard Mike Iupati (64,094) and special teams standout C.J. Spillman (35,857) also lead their respective categories.

As for the top vote-getter, that honor goes to Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning who leads the NFL with 376,981 votes to date.

2013 Pro Bowl voting will continue online and on web-enabled mobile phones through Monday, Dec. 17.

You can also vote directly on 49ers.com by clicking here.

Fans can also purchase tickets to the event starting later this 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 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.


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8 Responses to “Willis Leads NFC LB Pro Bowl Voting”

  1. By 49thsamurai on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    As much as i love P Willis I think that Bowman deserves it more this year. He has been quietly outplaying Patrick and most other LB’s in the league. It would be awesome to see them both in they are both BEASTS. 2012= Giants+49ers Chamionsips.

  2. By lohn medina on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    willis well received nominations,bowman well deserving. both are true stars, and shine together both received my vote. lets talk superbowel, team effort, both, are unselfish….

  3. By Will on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    I think Willis is getting the votes over Bowman because he is a house hold name. I like what I see from Willis in coverage more than Bowman. Both r the same in the run game. I hope no 9ers play in the pro bowl. SUper Bowl is the Mission

  4. By rich on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    Willis and bowman should both be there, aldon Smith and Gore too…but akers has missed every single significant kick this year….hes been terrible

  5. By Patrick on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    What happened to Aldon Smith!!!!?????

  6. By DMT on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    I guess I’m the only one that thinks Willis is having a subpar season so far.

  7. By James on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Rick, you must have missed the Field Goal that forced the overtime in St. Louis in the first place? Or the two field goals that were kicked in our tough win against Seattle?

  8. By sollostyles on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    ALDON SMITH ?????? Dude is a one man crew on a mission of QB destruction. i love Willis but this year Aldon is turnin heads league wide :D GO NINERS !!!!

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