Pro Bowl Voting: Tom Brady Tops AFC In Votes, Wes Welker No. 5

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 13: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks to pass in the End Zone against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 13, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is the AFC's leading vote-getter after the first returns on Pro Bowl voting, and three teammates joined him atop their respective positions.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is the AFC's leading vote-getter after the first returns on Pro Bowl voting.

Brady, who trails only Aaron Rodgers in the entire NFL's voting, led four Patriots at the top of their respective positions with 537,780 votes. Wes Welker (430,945), Rob Gronkowski (334,909) and Logan Mankins (130,982) also led voting at their positions. Welker received more votes than all but four players in the NFL.

ESPN Boston shared the Patriots currently in the top five among AFC balloting:

Quarterback: Tom Brady (1st, 537,780 votes) 

Wide receiver: Wes Welker (1st, 430,945) 

Tight end: Rob Gronkowski (1st, 334,909), Aaron Hernandez (3rd, 87,108) 

Offensive tackle: Matt Light (2nd, 116,199) 

Guard: Logan Mankins (1st, 130,982), Brian Waters (4th, 73,691) 

Center: Dan Connolly (5th, 68,628) 

Defensive end: Andre Carter (2nd, 136,251) 

Defensive tackle: Vince Wilfork (3rd, 110,704) 

Cornerback: Kyle Arrington (3rd, 148,889) 

Strong Safety: Patrick Chung (5th, 17,995) 

Kicker: Stephen Gostkowski (5th, 21,569) 

Punter: Zoltan Mesko (5th, 17,614) 

Special teamer: Matthew Slater (4th, 22,520)    

-- For more Patriots coverage, visit our team page, or our blog Pats Pulpit.

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