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Yates voted Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

Posted Dec 16, 2011

Quarterback T.J. Yates led the Texans to victory in Week 14 at Cincinnati, and won the NFL Rookie of the Week award for it.


Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback T.J. Yates of the Houston Texans is the NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on Dec. 8-12, the NFL announced today.

Yates completed 26-of-44 passes for 300 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Texans’ 20-19 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Yates also added five carries for 36 rushing yards, and threw for the game-winning touchdown with only two seconds remaining in the game. The win helped Houston secure its first playoff berth in franchise history.

Yates was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com/rookies. The other finalists were wide receiver Doug Baldwin of the Seattle Seahawks, wide receiver Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons, quarterback Jake Locker of the Tennessee Titans and wide receiver Titus Young of the Detroit Lions

After the regular season, five players will be nominated for 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.

2011 ROOKIES OF THE WEEK

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Green Bay Packers WR/KR Randall Cobb (Kentucky)

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Oakland Raiders WR Denarius Moore (Tennessee)

Wk 3

Oakland Raiders OG Stefen Wisniewski (Penn State)

Wk 4

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (Auburn)

Wk 5

San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith (Missouri)

Wk 6

San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith (Missouri)

Wk 7

Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (Oklahoma)

Wk 8

Buffalo Bills NT Marcell Dareus (Alabama)

Wk 9

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (Texas Christian)

Wk 10

Oakland Raiders WR Denarius Moore (Tennessee)

Wk 11

Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith (Maryland)

Wk 12

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (Texas Christian)

Wk 13

Tennessee Titans LB Colin McCarthy (Miami)

Wk 14

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (North Carolina)

HOUSTON TEXANS QB T.J. YATES
VOTED WEEK 14 PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Winner Selected By Fan Vote on NFL.com

Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback T.J. YATES of the Houston Texans is the PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK for games played on December 8-12, the NFL announced today.

 

Yates completed 26 of 44 passes for 300 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Texans’ 20-19 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Yates also added five carries for 36 rushing yards, and threw for the game-winning touchdown with just two seconds remaining in the game. The win helped Houston secure its first playoff berth in franchise history.

 

Yates was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com/rookies.  The other finalists were wide receiver DOUG BALDWIN of the Seattle Seahawks, wide receiver JULIO JONES of the Atlanta Falcons, quarterback JAKE LOCKER of the Tennessee Titans and wide receiver TITUS YOUNG of the Detroit Lions

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

2011 PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

 

 

 

Wk 1

Green Bay Packers WR/KR Randall Cobb (Kentucky)

Wk 2

Oakland Raiders WR Denarius Moore (Tennessee)

Wk 3

Oakland Raiders OG Stefen Wisniewski (Penn State)

Wk 4

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (Auburn)

Wk 5

San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith (Missouri)

Wk 6

San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith (Missouri)

Wk 7

Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (Oklahoma)

Wk 8

Buffalo Bills NT Marcell Dareus (Alabama)

Wk 9

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (Texas Christian)

Wk 10

Oakland Raiders WR Denarius Moore (Tennessee)

Wk 11

Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith (Maryland)

Wk 12

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (Texas Christian)

Wk 13

Tennessee Titans LB Colin McCarthy (Miami)

Wk 14

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (North Carolina)

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