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Pro Bowl balloting begins


Teams to be Announced on Pro Bowl Selection Show December 26 on NFL Network

The polls are now open! Fans can begin voting to select players for the 2013 Pro Bowl, the NFL's annual All-Star Game, the NFL announced today. Voting is available online and on web-enabled mobile phones by going to or by clicking here.

Balloting will conclude on Monday, Dec. 17, following the conclusion of Monday Night Football (New York Jets at Tennessee Titans, ESPN, 7:30 pm (CT)). The teams will be announced at 6 p.m. CT Wednesday, Dec. 26, on NFL Network's "Total Access."

The 2013 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, and televised live on NBC at 6 p.m. CT from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hi. Fans may purchase tickets starting next month at

The AFC and NFC All-Star squads are based on the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group's vote counts one-third toward determining the 43-man rosters that represent the American Football Conference and National Football Conference in the Pro Bowl. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on December 20-21.

The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its all-star teams. It was the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995.

Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph, center Chris Myers and defensive end Antonio Smith all played in the 2012 Pro Bowl. Running back Arian Foster was selected for the game but did not participate because of an injury. The other past Pro Bowlers on the Texans' roster are wide receiver Andre Johnson (five selections), quarterback Matt Schaub (one - won Pro Bowl MVP) and tight end Owen Daniels (one).

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