Redskins QB Robert Griffin III Wins Week 1 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week

September 14, 2012

Voters on have made their choice. Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins is the Week 1 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played September 5-10, the NFL announced today. Griffin III completed 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns, finishing his regular-season debut with a 139.9 passer rating. He added 42 yards rushing on 10 carries as the Redskins topped the New Orleans Saints, 40-32.

Griffin III was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on The other finalists were wide receiver Stephen Hill of the New York Jets, defensive end Chandler Jones of New England Patriots, running back Doug Martin of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and kicker Blair Walsh of the Minnesota Vikings.

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

In conjunction with the 2012 Pepsi Max 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.

2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week Winners

Week 1: Robert Griffin, QB, Washington Redskins