SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers weren't a hot pick when it came to fan voting for the Pro Bowl.
NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis placed fourth and fifth in the final results of fan voting. That accounts for only a third of the balloting, as players' and coaches' votes also will weigh into Friday's Pro Bowl announcements at 6 p.m.
Bowman (235,392 votes) and Willis (183,975) finished behind the Buffalo Bills' (and Los Gatos High product) Kiko Alonso (381,299), the Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechley (249,505) and the Dallas Cowboys' Sean Lee (236,245).
Willis has won a Pro Bowl invitation each of his past six season; Bowman received his first Pro Bowl nod last season but had previous commitments (see: Super Bowl).
San Francisco 49ers'NaVorro Bowman (53) runs with the ball after his interception to score a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group)
Last year, the 49ers had a league-high nine players earn Pro Bowl selection.
The only 49er to finish first among his position in fan voting was special-teams ace C.J. Spillman.
Neither quarterback Colin Kaepernick nor wide receiver Anquan Boldin finished in the top 10 in fan voting, and the same went for the 49ers' cornerbacks and outside linebackers. Aldon Smith wasn't on the online ballot, replaced instead by Dan Skuta opposite Ahmad Brooks.
Here are other notable fan-vote finishers: Left tackle Joe Staley placed second among offensive tackles (213,850) behind Branden Albert (Chiefs, 237,329). Right tackle Anthony Davis was 10th (146,331). Frank Gore was No. 8 among running backs (312,488), behind Jamaal Charles (Chiefs, 959,709), Marshawn Lynch (Seahawks, 931,563), Adrian Peterson (Vikings, 864,569), LeSean McCoy (Eagles, 801, 818), Reggie Bush (Lions, 594,966), Matt Forte (Bears, 592,291) and Knowshon Moreno (Broncos, 592,882). Vernon Davis finished third among tight ends (541,272), behind Jimmy Graham (Saints, 800,347) and Julius Thomas (Broncos, 554,430). Justin Smith placed eighth among defensive tackles (185,093). Ahead of him: Marcell Dareus (Bills), Jason Hatcher (Cowboys), Kyle Williams (Bills), Dontari Poe (Chiefs), Ndamukong Suh (Lions), Jurrell Casey (Titans) and Sheldon Richardson (Jets). Mike Iupati was third among guards (194,688), behind Zane Beadles (Broncos, 239,610) and Jeff Allen (Chiefs, 194,688). The 49ers' Alex Boone was eighth (169,857). Rookie Eric Reid was third among free safeties (121,019), behind Earl Thomas (Seahawks, 416,723) and Barry Church (Cowboys, 135,683). Donte Whitner was eighth among strong safeties. Phil Dawson, who has made his past 26 field-goal attempts, placed 10th. Andy Lee was third among punters (109,353) behind Dustin Colquitt (Chiefs, 178,568) and Jon Ryan (Seahawks, 109,854) Bruce Miller placed seventh among fullbacks. Jonathan Goodwin finished eighth among centers
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