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, Team Votes
QB Drew Brees, Saints 539,228
QB Peyton Manning, Colts 532,455
RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings 529,319
QB Brett Favre, Vikings 476,799
WR Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals 328,451
RB Cedric Benson, Bengals 321,552
QB Tom Brady, Patriots 295,477
QB Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers 291,466
WR Andre Johnson, Texans 279,395
TE Dallas Clark, Colts 274,400

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, Team Votes
QB Peyton Manning, Colts 532,455
RB Cedric Benson, Bengals 321,552
FB Le'Ron McClain 78,194
WR Andre Johnson, Texans 279,395
TE Dallas Clark, Colts 274,400
T Jake Long, Dolphins 107,299
G Alan Faneca, Jets 122,029
C Jeff Saturday, Colts 215,658
K Adam Vinatieri, Colts 72,029
KR Darren Sproles, Chargers 77,972

Pos. Name, Team Votes
DE Dwight Freeney, Colts 200,568
IL Casey Hampton, Steelers 121,108
OLB James Harrison, Steelers 124,676
ILB Ray Lewis, Ravens 148,480
CB Champ Bailey, Broncos 185,103
SS Troy Polamalu, Steelers 192,289
FS Ed Reed, Ravens 146,388
P Daniel Sepulveda, Steelers 48,468
ST Joshua Cribbs, Browns 61,851

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