In an announcement by the NFL Thursday the San Francisco 49ers currently have two players leading the way at their respective positions in this years Pro-Bowl balloting as punter Andy Lee and inside linebacker Patrick Willis both have the most votes amongst players in the NFC.
Willis currently has 257,776 votes, while Lee has 102,280 votes; just for some perspective Aaron Rodgers leads all voters with 961,818 votes total. Willis has 93 tackles, four forced fumbles and an interception already this season, and is arguably the best at his position in all of football. Lee is currently averaging 50.8 yards a punt and is a large reason the Niners have been so dominant in the field position battle.
Balloting will conclude on Monday, December 19 following the conclusion of Monday Night Football (Pittsburgh Steelers at San Francisco 49ers, ESPN, 8:30 pm (ET). Each team will be announced at 7:00 pm (ET) Tuesday, December 27 on a special NFL Total Access 2012 Pro Bowl Selection Show on NFL Network.
The 2012 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 29, 2012, televised lon NBC at 7:00 pm (ET) from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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