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Voting Starts for the 2012 Week 5 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week (Must-See Gallery)

October 9, 2012

Want to know who gets more excited than Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi Max with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative. So it comes as no surprise that once again this season — for the second straight year — Panini America and Pepsi would join forces to help promote Pepsi Max Rookie of the Week voting and Panini America NFL Rookie trading cards.

The payoff for collectors and NFL fans everywhere will be some sweet virtual cards that will be highlighted on the NFL Facebook page each week in a special Pepsi Rookie of the Week gallery, across social media platforms and Each week during the 2012 NFL season, Panini America will feature the five Pepsi Max Rookie of the Week Nominees in a different Panini America football card design. (Stay tuned to The Knights Lance, the Panini America Facebook page and the Panini America Twitter account to find out about new Panini America designs and what weeks they will be incorporated into the Pepsi Rookie of the Week promotion.

Now for the fun stuff!

Vote for the NFL Pepsi Max 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, on the Panini America Facebook page and on Twitter. Be sure to use the #PepsiROW hashtag and mention @PaniniAmerica to be eligible to win prizes throughout the season.

We’ll have more details as the season progresses. But for now, here are your Pepsi Max Rookie of the Week Week 5 Nominees:

  • St. Louis Rams P Johnny Hekker punted seven times for a gross average of 56.9 yards per punt, placing three of his punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. He recorded two punts of more than 60 yards in the Rams’ 17-3 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly recorded 11 tackles and one interception in the Panthers’ 16-12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
  • Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck threw for 362 yards and two touchdowns on 31-of-55 passing as the Colts beat the Green Bay Packers, 30-27.
  • New York Giants WR Rueben Randle caught six passes for 82 yards in the Giants’ 41-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns.
  • Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill completed 17-of-26 passes for 223 yards in the Dolphins’ 17-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
7 Comments leave one →
  1. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    October 9, 2012 10:58 am

    As awesome as my main man Reuben Randle was…my vote goes to Luck. Come on, the guy led his team back from a huge halftime deficit against one of the NFL’s elite teams and won. And they also did it for their coach. Thats a lot of emotion to to deal with and they did it.

    • October 9, 2012 2:04 pm

      No doubt it was Luck!!!! But the Rams would have never won if it wasn’t for Hekker.

  2. October 9, 2012 11:10 am

    Gonna vote for Luck until my computer mouse explodes, what a performancce and win! Thanks Tracy!

  3. October 9, 2012 1:37 pm

    Still no Alfred Morris! 115 yards on 18 carries, plus a 20 yard catch really ought to put him on this list.

  4. panthersfan89 permalink
    October 9, 2012 7:13 pm


  5. October 9, 2012 7:52 pm

    Has to be luck. A great victory on Sunday!! Any word on when we’ll see the actual cards down the line?

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