Tennessee Titans LB Colin McCarthy Voted Week 13 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

December 09, 2011

Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Linebacker Colin McCarthy of the Tennessee Titans is the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for games played December 1-5, the NFL announced today. McCarthy tallied nine tackles, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one pass defensed in the Titans’ 23-17 win over the Buffalo Bills.

McCarthy was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com. The other finalists were linebacker Justin Houston of the Kansas City Chiefs, quarterback Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers, quarterback Christian Ponder of the Minnesota Vikings and quarterback T.J. Yates of the Houston Texans.

After the regular season, five players will be nominated for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com throughout the month of January. The winner will be announced at a press conference at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.

In conjunction with the Pepsi 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.

2011 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week Winners

Week 1: Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Week 2: Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders
Week 3: Stefen Wisniewski, Oakland Raiders
Week 4: Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Week 5: Aldon Smith, San Francisco 49ers
Week 6: Aldon Smith, San Francisco 49ers
Week 7: DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys
Week 8: Marcell Dareus, Buffalo Bills
Week 9: Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
Week 10: Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders
Week 11: Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Week 12: Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
Week 13: Colin McCarthy, Tennessee Titans

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