Buccaneers RB Doug Martin Claims Week 9 2012 NFL Pepsi Max Rookie of the Week
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Running back Doug Martin of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is the Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on November 1-5, the NFL announced today. Martin gained 251 yards on 25 carries and scored four touchdowns in the Buccaneers’ 42-32 victory over the Oakland Raiders.
Martin was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com. The other finalists were wide receiver T.Y. Hilton of Indianapolis Colts, quarterback Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts, running back Trent Richardson of the Cleveland Browns and quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks.
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 III, QB, Washington Redskins
Week 2: Trent Richardson, RB, Cleveland Browns
Week 3: Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts
Week 4: Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins
Week 5: Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis
Week 6: Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins
Week 7: Alfred Morris, RB, Washington Redskins
Week 8: Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts
Week 9: Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers