Friday, December 27, 2013
J.J. Watt wins DE Pro Bowl fan voting
By Tania Ganguli
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt received the most Pro Bowl votes from fans among any defensive end with 409,980 votes.
A season removed from having nine players go to the Pro Bowl, though, only two other Texans even cracked the top 10 in voting. This year, the teams are not selected based on conferences, but will be divided in a draft.
Texans punter Shane Lechler received the seventh-most votes at his position with 83,821. Receiver Andre Johnson got 381,170 votes, giving him the eighth most votes among receivers.
Fan voting counts for one third of the vote, along with coaches and players.
The Pro Bowl rosters will be announced tonight at 9 ET on NFL Network.