Voting Begins for 2013 Week 4 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week (Gallery)

October 01, 2013

2013 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week 4 Nom 2

Want to know who gets more excited than Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi NEXT with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative. So it comes as no surprise that once again this season — for the third straight year — Panini America and Pepsi would join forces to help promote Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Week voting and Panini America NFL Rookie trading 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 Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Week gallery, as well as across social media platforms and Each week during the 2013 NFL season, Panini America will feature the five Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Week Nominees in a different Panini America 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.

Now for the fun stuff!

Vote for the NFL Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Week each week during the 2013 NFL regular season. Then share the virtual card image of the Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Week Nominee you voted for on Twitter. Be sure to use the #PepsiROW hash tag and 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 4 nominees for Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Week:

  • Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso hauled in two interceptions and added two additional passes defensed and five tackles in the Bills’ 23-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
  • New England Patriots wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins caught six passes for 127 yards and scored a touchdown in a 30-23 Patriots defeat of the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell rushed for 57 yards and two touchdowns while adding 27 yards receiving in his NFL regular-season debut against the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Cleveland Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo posted four tackles and one sack in the Browns’ 17-6 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods had a team-high 80 yards receiving and a career-best 42-yard touchdown reception in the Bills’ 23-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.