Adam Vinatieri Tops All AFC Kickers In Final Pro Bowl Fan Voting; Four Other Colts In Top-Three

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INDIANAPOLIS — You did it, Colts Nation.

Your efforts over the final two days of 2019 Pro Bowl fan voting this week not only made Adam Vinatieri the top vote getter at the kicker position in the AFC, but four other Indianapolis Colts players also ended up finishing among the top-three at their respective positions in the AFC, which could officially check off the first of three boxes needed to earn a spot on the final Pro Bowl roster.

The fan vote is so important for the Pro Bowl, because players for the game are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 88 All-Star players who will be selected to the Pro Bowl.

(Colts.com is working to confirm with the league that the four Indy players in the top-three at their positions [not including Vinatieri] have, indeed, earned the fan portion of Pro Bowl voting; we will update this story when we hear back.)

NFL players and coaches casted their votes today. Rosters will be announced live on the NFL Network’s “Pro Bowl Special” at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, Dec. 18. The 2019 Pro Bowl, which will feature the traditional AFC vs. NFC game format, will kickoff at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla.

» Vinatieri had 161,752 total fan votes, which were the second most of any NFL kicker, trailing only the New Orleans Saints’ Wil Lutz, according to a league release. Thanks to Colts fans, Vinatieri jumped up four spots from sixth place, where he was ranked in fan voting heading into this final week. Vinatieri, who is looking to earn his fourth Pro Bowl appearance, is hoping to be the one and only placekicker chosen for the AFC squad.

» Quarterback Andrew Luck jumped from eighth place last week to fifth place in the final fan voting totals, but because he is the second among AFC quarterbacks (trailing only the Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes), Luck could check off the “fan voting” box to possibly be one of three quarterbacks on the AFC team. Luck is also looking to be named to his fourth-career Pro Bowl.

» Eric Ebron stayed steady at fourth place among all NFL tight ends — and second in the AFC, trailing only the Chiefs’ Travis Kelce — so he could check off the “fan voting” box to be one of two tight ends on the AFC squad. Ebron — who is tied for the league lead in touchdown receptions (12) — is looking to earn his first Pro Bowl selection, and make it two Colts Pro Bowl tight ends in two years, as Jack Doyle also earned his first Pro Bowl nod last year.

» Quenton Nelson stayed steady at third place among all NFL guards — and second in the AFC, behind the Pittsburgh Steelers’ David DeCastro — so the rookie out of Notre Dame also could check off the “fan voting” box to possibly be one of three guards on the AFC squad. Nelson could be the first Colts offensive lineman to be named to the Pro Bowl since center Jeff Saturday in 2010, the first Indy rookie selected to the Pro Bowl since Luck back in 2012 and the first Colts rookie offensive lineman selected to the Pro Bowl since Chris Hinton in 1983.

» Darius Leonard jumped up one spot in the final week of fan voting from fifth place to fourth place at outside linebacker, putting him third in the AFC — only behind the Denver Broncos’ Von Miller and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ T.J. Watt. But because the AFC Pro Bowl team will have three total outside linebackers, Leonard also could check the “fan voting” box. Also hoping to be the first Indy rookie voted to the Pro Bowl since Luck in 2012, Leonard could also be the first Colts rookie defensive Pro Bowler since defensive back Rick Volk back in 1967 (defensive back Bruce Laird was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1972, but he was a return specialist).

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Here’s how the final fan voting shook out at each position:

OFFENSE

Quarterback

1. Brees, Drew — New Orleans Saints

2. Mahomes, Patrick — Kansas City Chiefs

3. Goff, Jared — Los Angeles Rams

4. Rodgers, Aaron — Green Bay Packers

5. Luck, Andrew — Indianapolis Colts

6. Rivers, Philip — Los Angeles Chargers

7. Brady, Tom — New England Patriots

8. Roethlisberger, Ben — Pittsburgh Steelers

9. Trubisky, Mitchell — Chicago Bears

10. Wilson, Russell — Seattle Seahawks

Running Back

1. Barkley, Saquon — New York Giants

2. Gurley, Todd — Los Angeles Rams

3. Elliott, Ezekiel — Dallas Cowboys

4. Conner, James — Pittsburgh Steelers

5. Kamara, Alvin — New Orleans Saints

6. Gordon, Melvin — Los Angeles Chargers

7. Hunt, Kareem — Kansas City Chiefs

8. McCaffrey, Christian — Carolina Panthers

9. Chubb, Nick — Cleveland Browns

10. Cohen, Tarik — Chicago Bears

Fullback

1. Juszczyk, Kyle — San Francisco 49ers

2. Sherman, Anthony — Kansas City Chiefs

3. Line, Zach — New Orleans Saints

4. Armah, Alex — Carolina Panthers

5. Nix, Roosevelt — Pittsburgh Steelers

6. Develin, James — New England Patriots

7. Watt, Derek — Los Angeles Chargers

8. Janovich, Andy — Denver Broncos

9. Ham, C.J. — Minnesota Vikings

10. Olawale, Jamize — Dallas Cowboys

Wide Receiver

1. Brown, Antonio — Pittsburgh Steelers

2. Hill, Tyreek — Kansas City Chiefs

3. Beckham, Odell — New York Giants

4. Hopkins, DeAndre — Houston Texans

5. Thielen, Adam — Minnesota Vikings

6. Jones, Julio — Atlanta Falcons

7. Thomas, Michael — New Orleans Saints

8. Adams, Davante — Green Bay Packers

9. Smith-Schuster, JuJu — Pittsburgh Steelers

10. Cooper, Amari — Dallas Cowboys

Tight End

1. Kelce, Travis — Kansas City Chiefs

2. Ertz, Zach — Philadelphia Eagles

3. Kittle, George — San Francisco 49ers

4. Ebron, Eric — Indianapolis Colts

5. Gronkowski, Rob — New England Patriots

6. Burton, Trey — Chicago Bears

7. Cook, Jared — Oakland Raiders

8. McDonald, Vance — Pittsburgh Steelers

9. Graham, Jimmy — Green Bay Packers

10. Watson, Benjamin — New Orleans Saints

Guard

1. Martin, Zack — Dallas Cowboys

2. DeCastro, David — Pittsburgh Steelers

3. Nelson, Quenton — Indianapolis Colts

4. Peat, Andrus — New Orleans Saints

5. Warford, Larry — New Orleans Saints

6. Foster, Ramon — Pittsburgh Steelers

7. Yanda, Marshal — Baltimore Ravens

8. Bitonio, Joel — Cleveland Browns

9. Blythe, Austin — Los Angeles Rams

10. Daniels, James — Chicago Bears

Tackle

1. Armstead, Terron — New Orleans Saints

2. Smith, Tyron — Dallas Cowboys

3. Villanueva, Alejandro — Pittsburgh Steelers

4. Ramczyk, Ryan — New Orleans Saints

5. Whitworth, Andrew — Los Angeles Rams

6. Bakhtiari, David — Green Bay Packers

7. Fisher, Eric — Kansas City Chiefs

8. Leno, Charles — Chicago Bears

9. Gilbert, Marcus — Pittsburgh Steelers

10. Brown, Duane — Seattle Seahawks

Center

1. Unger, Max — New Orleans Saints

2. Pouncey, Maurkice — Pittsburgh Steelers

3. Whitehair, Cody — Chicago Bears

4. Kelce, Jason — Philadelphia Eagles

5. Pouncey, Mike — Los Angeles Chargers

6. Britt, Justin — Seattle Seahawks

7. Andrews, David — New England Patriots

8. Mack, Alex — Atlanta Falcons

9. Looney, Joe — Dallas Cowboys

10. Sullivan, John — Los Angeles Rams

DEFENSE

Defensive End

1. Watt, J.J. — Houston Texans

2. Garrett, Myles — Cleveland Browns

3. Lawrence, Demarcus — Dallas Cowboys

4. Hunter, Danielle — Minnesota Vikings

5. Jordan, Cameron — New Orleans Saints

6. Jones, Chandler — Arizona Cardinals

7. Clark, Frank — Seattle Seahawks

8. Pierre-Paul, Jason — Tampa Bay Buccaneers

9. Campbell, Calais — Jacksonville Jaguars

10. Bosa, Joey — Los Angeles Chargers

Defensive Tackle

1. Donald, Aaron — Los Angeles Rams

2. Hicks, Akiem — Chicago Bears

3. Buckner, DeForest — San Francisco 49ers

4. Atkins, Geno — Cincinnati Bengals

5. Rankins, Sheldon — New Orleans Saints

6. Heyward, Cameron — Pittsburgh Steelers

7. Clark, Kenny — Green Bay Packers

8. Suh, Ndamukong — Los Angeles Rams

9. Cox, Fletcher — Philadelphia Eagles

10. Goldman, Eddie — Chicago Bears

Inside linebacker

1. Kuechly, Luke — Carolina Panthers

2. Vander Esch, Leighton — Dallas Cowboys

3. Smith, Jaylon — Dallas Cowboys

4. Smith, Roquan — Chicago Bears

5. Trevathan, Danny — Chicago Bears

6. Wagner, Bobby — Seattle Seahawks

7. Martinez, Blake — Green Bay Packers

8. Anzalone, Alex — New Orleans Saints

9. Williams, Vince — Pittsburgh Steelers

10. Bostic, Jon — Pittsburgh Steelers

Outside linebacker

1. Mack, Khalil — Chicago Bears

2. Miller, Von — Denver Broncos

3. Watt, T.J. — Pittsburgh Steelers

4. Leonard, Darius — Indianapolis Colts

5. Chubb, Bradley — Denver Broncos

6. Alonso, Kiko — Miami Dolphins

7. Clowney, Jadeveon — Houston Texans

8. Ford, Dee — Kansas City Chiefs

9. Davis, Demario — New Orleans Saints

10. Dupree, Bud — Pittsburgh Steelers

Cornerback

1. Fuller, Kyle — Chicago Bears

2. Ward, Denzel — Cleveland Browns

3.. Ramsey, Jalen — Jacksonville Jaguars

4. Amukamara, Prince — Chicago Bears

5. Peterson, Patrick — Arizona Cardinals

6. Lattimore, Marshon — New Orleans Saints

7. Jackson, Donte — Carolina Panthers

8. Jones, Byron — Dallas Cowboys

9. Rhodes, Xavier — Minnesota Vikings

10. Apple, Eli — New Orleans Saints

Free safety

1. Jackson, Eddie — Chicago Bears

2. James, Derwin — Los Angeles Chargers

3. Mathieu, Tyrann — Houston Texans

4. Smith, Harrison — Minnesota Vikings

5. Swearinger, D.J. — Washington Redskins

6. Williams, Marcus — New Orleans Saints

7. Kazee, Damontae — Atlanta Falcons

8. Woods, Xavier — Dallas Cowboys

9. Davis, Sean — Pittsburgh Steelers

10. Randall, Damarious — Cleveland Browns

Strong safety

1. Adams, Jamal — New York Jets

2. Amos, Adrian — Chicago Bears

3. Clinton-Dix, Ha Ha — Washington Redskins

4. Collins, Landon — New York Giants

5. McDougald, Bradley — Seattle Seahawks

6. Edmunds, Terrell — Pittsburgh Steelers

7. Heath, Jeff — Dallas Cowboys

8. Williams, Shawn — Cincinnati Bengals

9. Johnson, John — Los Angeles Rams

10. Baker, Budda — Arizona Cardinals

SPECIAL TEAMS

Placekicker

1. Lutz, Wil — New Orleans Saints

2. Vinatieri, Adam — Indianapolis Colts

3. Tucker, Justin — Baltimore Ravens

4. Gould, Robbie — San Francisco 49ers

5. Gano, Graham — Carolina Panthers

6. Boswell, Chris — Pittsburgh Steelers

7. Butker, Harrison — Kansas City Chiefs

8. Rosas, Aldrick — New York Giants

9. Janikowski, Sebastian — Seattle Seahawks

10. Maher, Brett — Dallas Cowboys

Punter

1. Colquitt, Britton — Cleveland Browns

2. Dickson, Michael — Seattle Seahawks

3. Morstead, Thomas — New Orleans Saints

4. O’Donnell, Pat — Chicago Bears

5. Hekker, Johnny — Los Angeles Rams

6. Berry, Jordan — Pittsburgh Steelers

7. Jones, Chris — Dallas Cowboys

8. Colquitt, Dustin — Kansas City Chiefs

9. Allen, Ryan — New England Patriots

10. Johnston, Cameron — Philadelphia Eagles

Return Specialist

1. Cohen, Tarik — Chicago Bears

2. Hill, Tyreek — Kansas City Chiefs

3. Hill, Taysom — New Orleans Saints

4. Switzer, Ryan — Pittsburgh Steelers

5. Lockett, Tyler — Seattle Seahawks

6. Patterson, Cordarrelle — New England Patriots

7. Roberts, Andre — New York Jets

8. Grant, Jakeem — Miami Dolphins

9. Austin, Tavon — Dallas Cowboys

10. King, Desmond — Los Angeles Chargers

Special Teamer

1. Nzeocha, Mark — San Francisco 49ers

2. Nix, Roosevelt — Pittsburgh Steelers

3. Hardee, Justin — New Orleans Saints

4. McManis, Sherrick — Chicago Bears

5. Mingo, Barkevious — Seattle Seahawks

6. Slater, Matt — New England Patriots

7. Olawale, Jamize — Dallas Cowboys

8. Thomas, Michael — New York Giants

9. Crawford, James — Green Bay Packers

10. Kemp, Marcus — Kansas City Chiefs

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