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NFL ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR PEPSI MAX NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

December 26, 2012
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Quarterback ROBERT GRIFFIN III of the Washington Redskins, linebacker LUKE KUECHLY of the Carolina Panthers, quarterback ANDREW LUCK of the Indianapolis Colts, safety HARRISON SMITH of the Minnesota Vikings and quarterback RUSSELL WILSON of the Seattle Seahawks are the finalists for PEPSI MAX NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK honors for games played on December 22-23, the NFL announced today.

 

Fans can vote for one of these five players on NFL.com/rookies beginning Monday at 9 A.M. ET and ending on Friday at 3 P.M. ET to determine the PEPSI MAX NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK.  The PEPSI MAX NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.

 

After the regular season, five players will be nominated for Pepsi MAX NFL Rookie of the Year honors.  Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com/rookies throughout the month of January.  The Pepsi MAX NFL Rookie of the Year will be announced at the second annual “NFL Honors” awards show in New Orleans on Saturday, February 2, the night before Super Bowl XLVII.

 

A closer look at the finalists:

 

  • Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III completed 16 of 24 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns in the Redskins’ 27-20 defeat of the Philadelphia Eagles.

 

  • Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly recorded 13 total tackles, 9 solo and one interception in the Panthers 17-6 win over the Oakland Raiders.  

 

  • Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck completed 17 of 35 passes for 205 yards and one touchdown in the Colts’ 20-13 defeat of the Kansas City Chiefs.  In the game, Luck broke the record for most passing yards in a single season by a rookie quarterback in NFL history. 

 

  • Minnesota Vikings S Harrison Smith led the team with seven total tackles while adding one sack, one pass defensed and one forced fumble in the Vikings 23-6 victory over the Houston Texans. 

 

  • Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 15 of 21 passes for 171 yards and four touchdowns in his team’s 42-13 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

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