Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Wide receiver Keenan Allen of the San Diego Chargers is the Week 17 2013 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week for games played December 29 the NFL announced Thursday. Allen caught five passes for 89 yards in the Chargers’ 27-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Wide receiver Keenan Allen of the San Diego Chargers is the Week 17 2013 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week for games played December 29 the NFL announced. Allen caught five passes for 89 yards in the Chargers’ 27-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Allen was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com. The other finalists for Week 17 were wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson of the Minnesota Vikings, running back Le’Veon Bell of the Pittsburgh Steelers, quarterback Geno Smith of the New York Jets and wide receiver Kenny Stills of the New Orleans Saints.
Now that the regular season has ended, five players will vie for Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Year honors: Allen, Patterson, Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso, Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard and Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com/rookies 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 next week for a gallery of the five 2013 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Year virtual cards.
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
Week 13: Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
Week 14: Marlon Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens
Week 15: Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers
Week 16: Le’Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Week 17: Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers
6 Replies to “Chargers WR Keenan Allen Named Week 17 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week”
Know what product these will be in yet?
Not just yet, but we’re working on finalizing it now.
When will get info about the card set featuring the winners and will the set include candidates as well?
We’re in the process of finalizing that right now.
Congrats to him. He has been one of the underdogs along with Zac Stacy to me this season. Should be interesting to see who will be Offensive rookie honors
This kid had an incredible season, good to see him in the playoff upset of Cincy as well. Thanks Tracy!