Chargers WR Keenan Allen Named Week 12 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week

November 29, 2013

Voters on have made their choice. Wide receiver Keenan Allen of the San Diego Chargers is the Week 12 2013 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week for games played November 21-25 the NFL announced today. Allen had nine receptions for 124 yards in the Chargers’ 41-38 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Allen was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on The other finalists for Week 12 were running back Benny Cunningham of the St. Louis Rams, quarterback Mike Glennon of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, wide receiver Justin Hunter of the Tennessee Titans and running back Eddie Lacy of the Green Bay Packers.

After the regular season, five players will be nominated for Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on throughout the month of January. The Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Year will be announced at the third annual NFL Honors awards show in New York City on on Saturday, February 2, the night before Super Bowl XLVIII.

In conjunction with the 2013 Pepsi NEXT 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. At the end of the regular season, Panini America will produce an actual trading card set of all weekly winners. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional details.

2013 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week Winners

Week 1: Caleb Sturgis, K, Miami Dolphins
Week 2: EJ Manuel, QB, Buffalo Bills
Week 3: Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
Week 4: Kiko Alonso, LB, Buffalo Bills
Week 5: Geno Smith, QB, New York Jets
Week 6: Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers
Week 7: D.J. Fluker, OT, San Diego Chargers
Week 8: Sio Moore, LB, Oakland Raiders
Week 9: Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers
Week 10: Tavon Austin, WR, St. Louis Rams
Week 11: Matt McGloin, QB, Oakland Raiders
Week 12: Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers