Johnson ninth overall in Pro Bowl voting

As he has continued to play at an elite level and the Texans have improved in recent seasons, wide receiver Andre Johnson has been getting the widespread recognition and acclaim that many Texans fans feel is long-overdue.

That trend was apparent today, when the NFL released the top vote-getters for the 2010 Pro Bowl with five weeks of voting remaining (cast your vote here).

The list showed that Johnson, a three-time Pro Bowler, currently has the ninth-most Pro Bowl votes of any NFL player. He has more votes than any wide receiver in the AFC. Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals is the only receiver in the NFL with more votes, with 328,451 to Johnson's 279,395.

Here's the list, courtesy of the NFL:

NFL ALL-STAR TOP-TEN VOTE-GETTERS

Pos.Name, TeamVotes
QBDrew Brees, Saints539,228
QBPeyton Manning, Colts532,455
RBAdrian Peterson, Vikings529,319
QBBrett Favre, Vikings476,799
WRLarry Fitzgerald, Cardinals328,451
RBCedric Benson, Bengals321,552
QBTom Brady, Patriots295,477
QBBen Roethlisberger, Steelers291,466
WRAndre Johnson, Texans279,395
TEDallas Clark, Colts274,400

The league also released the current leading vote-getters at each position in both conferences. Johnson was the only Texan on the AFC list, which means Texans fans have plenty of voting left to do over the next month or so:

AFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS

Pos.Name, TeamVotes
QBPeyton Manning, Colts532,455
RBCedric Benson, Bengals321,552
FBLe'Ron McClain78,194
WRAndre Johnson, Texans279,395
TEDallas Clark, Colts274,400
TJake Long, Dolphins107,299
GAlan Faneca, Jets122,029
CJeff Saturday, Colts215,658
KAdam Vinatieri, Colts72,029
KRDarren Sproles, Chargers77,972

Pos.Name, TeamVotes
DEDwight Freeney, Colts200,568
ILCasey Hampton, Steelers121,108
OLBJames Harrison, Steelers124,676
ILBRay Lewis, Ravens148,480
CBChamp Bailey, Broncos185,103
SSTroy Polamalu, Steelers192,289
FSEd Reed, Ravens146,388
PDaniel Sepulveda, Steelers48,468
STJoshua Cribbs, Browns61,851

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