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Brian Burns leads NFC defensive ends in Pro Bowl voting

Brian Burns sacks Matthew Stafford

CHARLOTTE – After one week of Pro Bowl voting, Brian Burns is the leading vote-getter among NFC defensive ends. 

Burns, 22, is among six first- or second-year players currently lead their conference in votes received at their respective positions.

On Wednesday, Burns was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for filling up the stat sheet in last week's win over the Lions (2.0 sacks, five tackles, four QB hits, tackle for loss pass deflection). 

Burns leads the Panthers with 6.0 sacks this year. He also leads the team with 16 quarterback hits, and his 29 pressures ties for first among NFL defensive ends (according to Radar360).

Fan voting for the 2021 Pro Bowl will continue here until Thursday, December 17.

From December 1-17, fans will also be able to vote directly on Twitter. To cast such a vote, fans should tweet the first and last name of the player, the player's official Twitter handle, or a hashtag including the player's first and last name. All three of these methods must include the hashtag: #ProBowlVote.

Roster selections are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group's vote counts one-third toward determining the 88 Pro Bowl players.

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