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And the Nominees Are . . . Voting Begins for the Week 9 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

November 8, 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 each week in a special Pepsi Rookie of the Week gallery, across social media platforms and the 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 9:

  • Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw for 217 yards and three touchdowns in the Bengals’ 24-17 win over the Tennessee Titans.
  • Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu caught 14 passes for 105 yards and ran 10 times for 41 yards in the Redskins’ 19-11 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. His 14 receptions are a franchise single-game record.
  • Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones had three catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns and two carries for 33 yards in the Falcons’ 31-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
  • Dallas Cowboys running back De Marco Murray tallied 139 yards on 22 carries in the Cowboys’ 23-13 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
  • Arizona Cardinals cornerback/punt returner Patrick Peterson returned a punt 99 yards for the game-winning touchdown in overtime, as the Cardinals downed the St. Louis Rams 19-13 in the extra period. Peterson also recorded three tackles and an interception.
4 Comments leave one →
  1. Matthew Gilman permalink
    November 8, 2011 2:42 pm

    Andy dalton is my pick. I already posted my vote to the panini wall and made my vote. I am going to guess that Julio jones will take it home though.

  2. Sport Card Collecors permalink
    November 9, 2011 6:08 am

    Julio Jones will take this one. Especially after his great grab in that game!

  3. Matt Gilman permalink
    November 9, 2011 6:29 am

    week 10 nominees picked by me:

    Cam newton
    Demarco murray
    Blaine gabbert
    Von miiler
    Daniel Thomas

    It will come down between Murray and Gabbert for the win.

  4. November 9, 2011 11:16 pm

    going with Patrick Peterson this week

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