Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Finishes First In 2013 Pro Bowl Fan Voting For AFC Center Position

The fan voting for the 2013 Pro Bowl ended on Monday, December 17 and the Pittsburgh Steelers did manage to have one player that wound up being the leading vote getter for their respected position in the AFC. That player is center Maurkice Pouncey.

Pouncey led all AFC centers with 217,326 fan votes per the latest NFL media release.

The Steelers third-year center has played in all but one game this season. He missed the Week 7 game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a knee injury that he suffered in the Week 6 game against the Tennessee Titans on the first offensive play from scrimmage after tackle Marcus Gilbert fell into the back of his leg while the unit was pass protecting.

The announcement of the 2013 Pro Bowl teams, including starters, will be made on the December 26th Pro Bowl Selection Show on the NFL Network and 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 AFC and NFC in the Pro Bowl. Players and coaches will cast their votes on December 20-21.

If selected, it would be the third consecutive year that the Steelers 2010 first-round draft pick has earned Pro Bowl honors.

The 2013 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 27, 2013 and televised live on NBC at 7:00 pm (ET) from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Listed below are the top 10 overall All-Star vote-getters and the players who finished with the most votes at each position:

Pos. Name, Team Votes
QB Peyton Manning, Broncos 993,045
QB Tom Brady, Patriots 908,099
RB Arian Foster, Texans 829,591
RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings 828,225
QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers 777,827
QB Robert Griffin III, Redskins 683,943
WR A.J, Green, Bengals 676,607
TE Rob Gronkowski, Patriots 646,273
QB Drew Brees, Saints 578,753
RB Ray Rice, Ravens 564,751
Pos. Name, Team Votes Pos. Name, Team Votes
QB Peyton Manning, Broncos 993,045 DE J.J. Watt, Texans 542,688
RB Arian Foster, Texans 829,591 DT Haloti Ngata, Ravens 362,986
FB Vonta Leach, Ravens 190,978 OLB Von Miller, Broncos 387,585
WR A.J. Green, Bengals 676,607 ILB Jerod Mayo, Patriots 323,411
TE Rob Gronkowski, Patriots 646,273 CB Champ Bailey, Broncos 240,804
T Michael Oher, Ravens 227,240 SS Bernard Pollard, Ravens 114,007
G Logan Mankins, Patriots 206,026 FS Ed Reed, Ravens 141,315
C Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers 217,326 P Brandon Fields, Dolphins 91,063
K Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders 138,068 ST Joshua Cribbs, Browns 127,848
KR Jacoby Jones, Ravens 143,047
Pos. Name, Team Votes Pos. Name, Team Votes
QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers 777,827 DE Jared Allen, Vikings 351,571
RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings 828,225 DT Justin Smith, 49ers 257,020
FB John Kuhn, Packers 181,820 OLB Clay Matthews, Packers 343,514
WR Victor Cruz, Giants 515,811 ILB Patrick Willis, 49ers 226,791
TE Tony Gonzalez, Falcons 553,198 CB Tim Jennings, Bears 312,596
T Matt Kalil, Vikings 193,563 SS Charles Woodson, Packers 117,230
G Mike Iupati, 49ers 177,817 FS Ronde Barber, Buccaneers 121,031
C Jeff Saturday, Packers 312,013 P Thomas Morstead, Saints 104,563
K David Akers, 49ers 140,847 ST C.J. Spillman, 49ers 89,797
KR Randall Cobb, Packers 131,626
  • Oher as the top AFC OT? Wow, that movie sure paid off for him.

  • Henry

    Wow completely undeserved for Maurkice. His twin brother was better this year.

  • Robert Truax

    Oher and Ngata????? Those two have been horrible this year. There is no way Oher was better than Joe Thomas, Max Starks and Duane Brown.

  • NW86

    Yes, this fan vote stuff for the pro bowl is pretty silly really. It’s more about name recognition than performance. Also, they start the voting in October, before even half the season has been played, so if it is based on performance at all, it’s more about last year’s performance.

  • SteelSpine

    Totally agree. It’s about reputation.

  • SteelSpine

    Somebody on Steelers staff just needs to find a way for Maurkice to stay healthy. Tho I guess we could say that about all our players.

  • Jeff Saturday? As in Jeff Saturday, backup center for the Packers?