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:

NFL ALL-STAR TOP-TEN VOTE-GETTERS
Pos.Name, TeamVotes
QBPeyton Manning, Broncos993,045
QBTom Brady, Patriots908,099
RBArian Foster, Texans829,591
RBAdrian Peterson, Vikings828,225
QBAaron Rodgers, Packers777,827
QBRobert Griffin III, Redskins683,943
WRA.J, Green, Bengals676,607
TERob Gronkowski, Patriots646,273
QBDrew Brees, Saints578,753
RBRay Rice, Ravens564,751
AFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS BY POSITION
Pos.Name, TeamVotesPos.Name, TeamVotes
QBPeyton Manning, Broncos993,045DEJ.J. Watt, Texans542,688
RBArian Foster, Texans829,591DTHaloti Ngata, Ravens362,986
FBVonta Leach, Ravens190,978OLBVon Miller, Broncos387,585
WRA.J. Green, Bengals676,607ILBJerod Mayo, Patriots323,411
TERob Gronkowski, Patriots646,273CBChamp Bailey, Broncos240,804
TMichael Oher, Ravens227,240SSBernard Pollard, Ravens114,007
GLogan Mankins, Patriots206,026FSEd Reed, Ravens141,315
CMaurkice Pouncey, Steelers217,326PBrandon Fields, Dolphins91,063
KSebastian Janikowski, Raiders138,068STJoshua Cribbs, Browns127,848
KRJacoby Jones, Ravens143,047
NFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS BY POSITION
Pos.Name, TeamVotesPos.Name, TeamVotes
QBAaron Rodgers, Packers777,827DEJared Allen, Vikings351,571
RBAdrian Peterson, Vikings828,225DTJustin Smith, 49ers257,020
FBJohn Kuhn, Packers181,820OLBClay Matthews, Packers343,514
WRVictor Cruz, Giants515,811ILBPatrick Willis, 49ers226,791
TETony Gonzalez, Falcons553,198CBTim Jennings, Bears312,596
TMatt Kalil, Vikings193,563SSCharles Woodson, Packers117,230
GMike Iupati, 49ers177,817FSRonde Barber, Buccaneers121,031
CJeff Saturday, Packers312,013PThomas Morstead, Saints104,563
KDavid Akers, 49ers140,847STC.J. Spillman, 49ers89,797
KRRandall Cobb, Packers131,626

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  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.duncan.77 Steve Duncan

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/AndrettiJETS Andretti JETS

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