Redskins QB Robert Griffin III Wins Week 6 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week

October 19, 2012

Voters on NFL.com have made their choice.  Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins is the Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on October 11-15, the NFL announced today. Griffin III completed 17-of-22 passes for 182 yards and one touchdown and also rushed for 138 yards and two scores to help push the Redskins past the Minnesota Vikings, 38-26.

Griffin III was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com. The other Week 6 finalists were safety Mark Barron of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, wide receiver Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns, quarterback Ryan Tannehill of the Miami Dolphins and quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks.

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 NFL.com 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 III, QB, Washington Redskins
Week 2: Trent Richardson, RB, Cleveland Browns
Week 3: Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts
Week 4: Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins
Week 5: Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis
Week 6: Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins

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