Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Wide receiver Keenan Allen of the San Diego Chargers is the Week 6 2013 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week for games played October 10-14 the NFL announced today. Allen caught nine passes for 107 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers’ 19-9 Monday night win over the Indianapolis Colts.
Allen was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com. The other finalists for Week 6 were linebacker Alex Ogletree of the St. Louis Rams, running back Eddie Lacy of the Green Bay Packers, tight end Joseph Fauria of the Detroit Lions and linebacker Kiko Alonso of the Buffalo Bills.
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 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 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