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And the Nominees Are . . . Voting Begins for the Week 15 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

December 20, 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 fivePepsi 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 15:

  • Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green caught six passes for 115 yards in the Bengals’ 20-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams.
  • Cleveland Browns wide receiver Greg Little hauled in five catches for 131 yards and a touchdown in the Browns’ 20-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton threw for 149 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers’ 28-13 victory over the Houston Texans. Newton also added 55 yards on seven carries on the ground.
  • Indianapolis Colts cornerback Chris Rucker registered a fumble recovery and 11 tackles, including six solo stops, in the Colts’ 27-13 win over the Tennessee Titans.
  • San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith registered four tackles, including 2.5 sacks, in the 49ers’ 20-3 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also tallied seven quarterback hits.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. Matt Gilman permalink
    December 20, 2011 11:43 am

    I really want to go with Cam, man that guy is having a great season and I really tend to favor only if i could pull any cards of his especially an auto. But Aldon Smith was a beast this week so my vote will go to him. But great WR week as well with Green and Little.

    Great looking cards again Panini!

    • Matt Gilman permalink
      December 20, 2011 1:06 pm

      Finally posting my pic on teh Panini wall. Man, I love the look of totally certified and I am stoked that you guys have brought it back!
      I am to assume we will get more of a Totally Certified football preview closer to the release date and hopefully a unwrapped edition as well.
      Only 2 weeks left of the rookie of the week promo. Cant wait to see what the possible big payoff at the end is. I have participated every week within minutes of the pics being released. Its great to see these cards and its been fun voting on my favorites (even though they dont always win) and making predictions for the next week to see if i am right.
      Thanks Tracy and Panini!

  2. December 20, 2011 1:39 pm

    sweet design. That Crown Royale basketball pic is sweet too.

  3. December 21, 2011 6:10 am

    Aldon Smith has to win this week. No doubt.

  4. Matt Gilman permalink
    December 22, 2011 9:14 am

    Week 16 predictions for pepsi rookie of the week nominees (had to get it in before thursday)

    TJ yates
    Von Miller
    Andy Dalton
    Cam Newton
    roy helu

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