Three 49ers players lead their positions in fan votes in balloting for the 2012 Pro Bowl, NFL.com announced Wednesday.
Justin Smith, Patrick Willis and Andy Lee are the three 49ers that earned the most fan votes at their respective positions.
The fan voting, which counts for one third of the total to determine the Pro Bowl rosters, ended on Dec. 19 after a record 100.64 million votes were cast this year.
The players and coaches voting, each worth one third of the total, has yet to be announced. The final rosters will be released at 4:00 p.m. on Dec. 27 on NFL Network.
Justin Smith, who has 50 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles, leads all NFC defensive tackles with 525,578 fan votes. Patrick Willis, with 93 tackles, 2.0 sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception on the season, has 417,923 votes. And punter Andy Lee, who is averaging 50.4 yards per punt, received 161,812 votes.
The 49ers have 13 other players listed in the Top 5 in the fan voting as well. The complete list of 49ers is below:
Frank Gore 4th among NFC running backs with 613,821 votes
Bruce Miller 2nd among NFC fullbacks with 82,378 votes
Vernon Davis 5th among NFC tight ends with 179,423 votes
Joe Staley 4th among NFC tackles with 209,130 votes
Anthony Davis 5th among NFC tackles with 173,718 votes
Mike Iupati 4th among NFC guards with 221,766 votes
Jonathan Goodwin 2nd among NFC centers with 190,939 votes
Justin Smith 1st among NFC defensive tackles with 525,578 votes
Patrick Willis 1st among NFC inside linebackers with 417,923 votes
Carlos Rogers 2nd among NFC cornerbacks with 282,409 votes
Donte Whitner 5th among NFC strong safeties with 62,626 votes
Dashon Goldson 2nd among NFC free safeties with 95,403 votes
David Akers 2nd among NFC kickers with 160,235 votes
Andy Lee 1st among NFC punters with 161,812 votes
Ted Ginn 3rd among NFC kick returners with 103,991 votes
Blake Costanzo 2nd among NFC special teamers with 71,477 votes
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