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Redskins QB Robert Griffin III Wins Week 1 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week

September 14, 2012

Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins is the Week 1 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played September 5-10, the NFL announced today. Griffin III completed 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns, finishing his regular-season debut with a 139.9 passer rating. He added 42 yards rushing on 10 carries as the Redskins topped the New Orleans Saints, 40-32.

Griffin III was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com. The other finalists were wide receiver Stephen Hill of the New York Jets, defensive end Chandler Jones of New England Patriots, running back Doug Martin of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and kicker Blair Walsh of the Minnesota Vikings.

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 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.

In conjunction with the 2012 Pepsi Max 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.

2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week Winners

Week 1: Robert Griffin, QB, Washington Redskins

6 Comments leave one →
  1. September 14, 2012 4:25 pm

    come on like anyone could doubt what this man can do! My theory he will take it in week 2 as well!!!!!!

    • Grady permalink
      September 15, 2012 10:29 am

      thats a pretty sweet card

  2. September 14, 2012 6:23 pm

    I bet it was a pretty landslide vote, the most impressive part of his game was how well he did INSIDE the pocket whereas most people would have guessed his success would be predicated on his ability to move outside the pocket. I bet Redskins fans are happy the Rams wanted to trade out! Thanks Tracy!

  3. September 14, 2012 8:31 pm

    That is a great looking football card, even if it is virtual!!!

  4. Matt Gilman permalink
    September 15, 2012 7:27 am

    Can’t wait to see this card in a later panini release. I voted for him and was pretty sure he would win.

  5. panthersfan89 permalink
    September 17, 2012 6:21 pm

    He will probably win of these Rookie of the Weeks as many as Newton did last year, if not more.

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