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Vote Slaton for Rookie of the Week


Running back Steve Slaton has been on a roll in his first two NFL starts.

Steve Slaton has taken his starting opportunity with the Texans and run with it.

The running back from West Virginia has been nominated again for NFL Rookie of the Week honors after totaling 83 receiving yards on eight catches with one touchdown in the Texans' 30-27 overtime loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Slaton also carried the ball 10 times for 33 rushing yards.

In his first-career start the previous week at Tennessee, the Texans' third-round draft pick (89th overall) from West Virginia had a career-high 116 rushing yards with his first career touchdown.

Along with Slaton, Kansas City defensive back Brandon Flowers, Washington safety Chris Horton, Tennessee running back Chris Johnson and New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller are nominated this week.

Fans decide the final results, so show your support for Slaton. Voting ends this Friday, Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. CT.

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