Patriots DB Sterling Moore Voted Week 17 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Defensive back Sterling Moore of the New England Patriots is the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on January 1, the NFL announced today. Moore had two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown, in the Patriots’ 49-21 victory over the Buffalo Bills. He also added two passes defensed and a tackle. He is the first undrafted player to win Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors this season.
Moore was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com. The other finalists were defensive tackle Jurrell Casey of the Tennessee Titans, wide receiver Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons, linebacker Justin Houston of the Kansas City Chiefs and running back Evan Royster of the Washington Redskins.
After the regular season, five players will be nominated for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com throughout the month of January. The winner will be announced in Indianapolis, the site of Super Bowl XLVI, at NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally February 4 on NBC.
In conjunction with the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week promotion, Panini America produces virtual trading cards of each week’s five nominees and a virtual card for each week’s winner.
2011 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week Winners
Week 1: Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Week 2: Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders
Week 3: Stefen Wisniewski, Oakland Raiders
Week 4: Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Week 5: Aldon Smith, San Francisco 49ers
Week 6: Aldon Smith, San Francisco 49ers
Week 7: DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys
Week 8: Marcell Dareus, Buffalo Bills
Week 9: Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
Week 10: Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders
Week 11: Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Week 12: Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
Week 13: Colin McCarthy, Tennessee Titans
Week 14: T.J. Yates, Houston Texans
Week 15: Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Week 16, Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Week 17: Sterling Moore, New England Patriots