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And the Nominees Are . . . Voting Begins for the Week 11 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

November 22, 2011

Want to know who gets more excited than Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative. So it comes as no surprise after months of behind-the-scenes work that Panini America and Pepsi would come together to help promote Pepsi Rookie of the Week voting and Panini America NFL Rookie trading cards.

The payoff for collectors and NFL fans everywhere are some pretty sweet virtual cards that will be highlighted on NFL.com each week in a special Pepsi Rookie of the Week gallery, across social media platforms and the NFL.com rookies voting page. Each week Panini will feature the five Pepsi Rookie of the Week Nominees in a different Panini football card design – stay tuned to the Knights Lance, our Panini America Facebook page and hobby shops to find out about new Panini designs and what weeks they will be incorporated into Pepsi Rookie of the Week Nominees during the NFL regular season.

Now for the fun stuff . . .

Vote for the NFL Pepsi Rookie of the Week each week during the NFL regular season. Then share the image of the Pepsi Rookie of the Week Nominee you voted for on your Facebook page. In addition, post the image on the Panini America Facebook page (after you “like” us if you haven’t already) or simply comment with the nominee you voted for. On Twitter, use the hashtag #PepsiROW and mention @PaniniAmerica to Tweet out the card image of the rookie you voted for. For doing those things, you’ll be eligible to win prizes throughout the season. Oh, and there just might be a special payoff at the end of the season.

Now for your Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week nominees for Week 11:

  • Miami Dolphins fullback Charles Clay caught four passes for 69 yards and a score in the Dolphins’ 35-8 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
  • Carolina Panthers defensive end Thomas Keiser, signed off the practice squad two weeks ago, had five tackles — all solo — and two sacks in the Panthers’ 49-35 loss to the Detroit Lions.
  • Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker completed 9 of 19 passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns in under two quarters of play in the Titans’ 23-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Locker also added 11 yards on the ground on one carry.
  • Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller recorded 10 tackles, including nine solo stops, three tackles for a loss and two sacks in the Broncos’ 17-13 victory over the New York Jets. He also added a forced fumble, four quarterback hits and one pass defensed.
  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith caught six passes for 165 yards and one touchdown in the Ravens’ 31-24 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
9 Comments leave one →
  1. Jay L permalink
    November 22, 2011 11:34 am

    VON MILLER ALL THE WAY!!!!!

    • November 22, 2011 12:35 pm

      As a Broncos fan, Jay, I completely agree.

      • Jay L permalink
        November 22, 2011 2:08 pm

        Well im an aggie fan, so now that von is on the broncos i now watch the broncos. Him and Tebow make a great dual threat.

  2. November 22, 2011 11:57 am

    Wow very nice design!

  3. Matt Gilman permalink
    November 22, 2011 12:16 pm

    I had trouble picking a winner this week. Great performances by these 3 all around. Really surprised Dalton not on here despite his 3 turnovers. I want to go with Von Miller and help out Tracy Hacklers Broncos and the tremendous season Miller is having, but I think I will go with Locker who came into a game waaaay behind in the 3rd quarter and had no running game (due to a surprising huge down season by CJ2k) and only his arm to use. He made some sweet throws. If I was to take a guess, I would say Torrey Smith will get majority of the votes. I think Locker should be a lock this week.

    I was hoping that the Prince of New York might have been on here. He had a pretty good start to his career for the Giants despite them losing to those Eagles! UGGGG.

    Also, has any announcement on the possible end of season special payoff for participating every week in voting and posting on the wall been announced? Or is that a surprise? I have enjoyed doing the votes and posting for my favorite players on facebook and trying to convince others to vote for them as well. But with a possible payoff as well from Panini, sweetens the deal. If it wasn’t for you guys showing me where to vote, I wouldn’t have known where or would have bothered. I have seen this voting done in the past and always wanted to be a part of it and now I can. Thanks Panini!

    • November 22, 2011 12:36 pm

      We really appreciate your support of the program, Matt. You’ve been great.

      • Matt Gilman permalink
        November 22, 2011 2:02 pm

        Thanks Tracy! Great program!

  4. Jamey permalink
    November 22, 2011 12:56 pm

    Von Miller has been a force of nature all season, absolutely ferocious. But I give my nod to Balty’ pass catcher Torrey Smith, who notched his 2nd 150+ yard game of the season and, more significantly, averaged 27.5 YPC and was Flacco’s go-to in the clutch victory against the Bengals. That performance, and win, put Baltimore at the head of the AFC North pack with a 3-0 Divisional record.

  5. November 22, 2011 1:58 pm

    Von Miller for sure!

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