Wide Receiver GREG SALAS of the St. Louis Rams, is a finalist for PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK honors for games played on October 16-17, the NFL announced today. Fans can vote on NFL.com/rookies beginning Tuesday at 9 am ET and ending on Friday at noon ET to determine the PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK. The PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.
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/rookies throughout the month of January. The winner will be announced at a press conference at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.
A closer look at the finalists:
St. Louis Rams wide receiver GREG SALAS had eight catches for 77 yards in his first start as the Rams fell to the Green Bay Packers, 24-3.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback ANDY DALTON completed 78.1 percent of his passes for 264 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals’ 27-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
Chicago Bears defensive tackle STEPHEN PAEA had two tackles, one sack and a safety in his first NFL game as he helped the Bears down the Minnesota Vikings, 39-10.
Cleveland Browns defensive end JABAAL SHEARD had four tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in the Browns’ 24-17 defeat at the hands of the Oakland Raiders.
San Francisco 49ers linebacker ALDON SMITH had four tackles, two sacks, a safety and a forced fumble in the 49ers’ 25-19 win over the Detroit Lions.
This is Pepsi’s tenth year as the official soft drink sponsor of the NFL and the tenth year that Pepsi will present the NFL Rookie of the Week and NFL Rookie of the Year awards.