Nominees Announced for 2014 Week 3 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week (Card Gallery)

September 23, 2014

2014 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week Week 3 Nom Matthews

We love NFL rookies at Panini America. We love interacting with them at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere every summer. We love the fact that with their potential and their performances, they drive sales of every NFL product we make every year. But you want to know who loves NFL rookies as much as we do? Pepsi and football collectors.

Indeed, the folks at Pepsi get just as excited we all do about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season. And that’s exactly why once again this season, for the fourth straight year, Panini America and Pepsi have joined forces to help promote Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week voting and Panini America NFL Rookie 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 2014 Pepsi Rookie of the Week gallery, as well as across social media platforms and NFL.com. Each week during the 2014 NFL season, Panini America will feature the five Pepsi Rookie of the Week Nominees on a different Panini America 2014 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.

Fans can vote for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week each week during the 2014 NFL regular season. After you vote, be sure to share the virtual card image of the Pepsi Rookie of the Week Nominee you voted for on Twitter. Be sure to 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 Week 3 nominees for 2014 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week:

  • Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown caught four passes for a season-high 52 yards and two touchdowns in the Cardinals’ 23-14 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews caught eight  passes for 59 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles’ 37-34 win over the Washington Redskins.
  • Dallas Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens led the team with 10 tackles and a pass defensed in the Cowboys’ 34-31 victory over the St. Louis Rams.
  • Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin caught eight passes for 115 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers’ loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller recorded an interception, two forced fumbles and seven tackles in the Bears’ 27-19 Monday night win over the New York Jets.
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