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Troy Polamalu is the NFL's most-liked player in fan survey

October 25, 2012|By Houston Mitchell
  • Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu sits on the bench during a game against Philadelphia earlier this season.
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu sits on the bench during a game… (Gene J. Puskar / Associated…)

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is the NFL's most-liked player according to a survey conducted by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research to find out which players connected with NFL fans, and which ones did not.

Polamalu's appeal rating is 63%. He is followed in the survey by New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees (62%), cornerback Charles Woodson of the Green Bay Packers (62%), quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos (59%) and quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Packers (58%).

Rounding out the top 10: New England tight end Rob Gronkowski, Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III, Chicago linebacker Brian Urlacher, Green Bay receiver Donald Driver and Detroit quarterback Matt Stafford.

On the other end of the spectrum, Detroit Lions tackle Ndamukong Suh is the least-liked player, scoring only 19%. He is followed by Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler (21%), Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick (23%), San Francisco receiver Randy Moss (24%) and Oakland quarterback (and former USC star) Matt Leinart (26%).

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