Robert Griffin III Claims Week 11 2012 NFL Pepsi Max Rookie of the Week Honors
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins is the Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on November 15-19, the NFL announced today. Griffin completed 14-of-15 passes and four touchdowns, finishing his day with a 158.3 passer rating. Griffin also picked up 84 yards on the ground as the Redskins beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 31-6.
Griffin was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com. The other finalists were wide receiver Justin Blackmon of the Jacksonville Jaguars, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard of the New England Patriots, wide receiver T.Y. Hilton of the Indianapolis Colts and running back Doug Martin of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
To watch Panini America’s exclusive interview with Griffin conducted at the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere, click here.
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
Week 10: Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
Week 11: Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins