No AFC or NFL center has garnered more votes for the 2021 Pro Bowl than David Andrews.
The New England Patriots captain stood with 51,482 from fans as of 8 a.m. ET Wednesday, the league announced. The NFC’s top vote-getter at the position, Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles, stood with 40,358.
Andrews, 28, has started seven games for New England this season and played all 461 downs over the course them. Along the way were three weeks spent on injured reserve after undergoing surgery to repair the fractured thumb on his snapping hand.
The 2015 undrafted arrival out of Georgia has conceded one sack and three quarterback hurries in the process, according to Pro Football Focus. His overall offensive grade of 72.9 ranks sixth among those at the pivot spot.
It would mark the first Pro Bowl honor for Andrews, who missed all of 2019 while recovering from blood clots in his lungs and is scheduled to become a free agent in March.
Roster selections are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. The votes from each tier count one-third toward deciding the 88 Pro Bowlers.
Fan voting continues through Dec. 17. Players and coaches cast their ballots on Dec. 18.