Voting Begins for Week 10 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week (Virtual Card Gallery)

November 12, 2013

Want to know who gets just as excited as 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 10 nominees for Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Week:

  • St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin returned a punt 98 yards for a touchdown and had receiving touchdowns of 81 and 57 yards in the Rams’ 38-8 win against the Indianapolis Colts.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz tallied five tackles and his first-career interception in the Jaguars’ 29-27 victory over the Tennessee Titans.
  • New York Giants defensive end Damontre Moore blocked a punt that was returned for a touchdown during the Giants’ 24-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders.
  • Detroit Lions guard Larry Warford was part of an offensive line that did not allow any sacks or quarterback hits while blocking for a rushing attack that gained 145 yards in the Lions’ 21-19 victory against the Chicago Bears.
  • New Orleans Saints wide receiver Kenny Stills had three receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown in the Saints’ 49-17 victory against the Dallas Cowboys.