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San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk received the most fan votes for the Pro Bowl, according to NBC Sports Bay Area. He had 361,196 votes while Jacksonville Jaguars fullback Tommy Bohanon led the AFC with 139,297, as reported by Matt Maiocco.


A Pro Bowl selection would be Juszczyk's second. He made the NFL's annual all-star game last year as a member of the Baltimore Ravens.

While head coach Kyle Shanahan's offenses make use of a fullback, many other NFL offenses see the position as obsolete with just 12 teams still employing fullbacks.

The Pro Bowl will take place on January 28, 2018, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida during the weekend before the Super Bowl. Fan voting began at NFL.com on November 14 and ran through Thursday. During the final week of voting, fans were able to cast their votes via Twitter by tweeting the first and last name of the player, or the player's official Twitter handle, along with the hashtag #ProBowlVote.

Through 11 game appearances this season, Juszczyk has seven carries for 31 rushing yards and 22 catches for 204 receiving yards and a touchdown. He has already outperformed his rushing total from a season ago (31 yards versus 22). Although, the majority of his yards last year came during a single game – a Christmas Day matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Juszczyk is in his fifth NFL season. He signed a four-year, $21 million contract with the 49ers on March 9, which is the largest contract ever for a fullback.



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