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Giovani Bernard Nominated for Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Week
NEW YORK (WKRC) -- Giovani Bernard of the Cincinnati Bengals has been nominated for the Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Week and now its up to the fans to decide if he wins! Giovani is up against four other standout rookie performances from the past week, and fans get the final say by voting for Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Week at www.NFL.com/Rookies.
This weeks nominees for the Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Week award are:
1. Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard had 99 scrimmage yards (99 rushing and 49 receiving) in the Bengals 42-28 victory against the Indianapolis Colts.
2. Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown had 7 receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens 29-26 victory against the Minnesota Vikings.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end William Gholston tallied four tackles, 1.5 sacks and a pass defensed in the Buccaneers 27-6 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
4. New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith passed for 219 yards, rushed for 50 yards and had two touchdowns (one passing and one rushing) in the Jets victory over the Oakland Raiders.
5. Minnesota Vikings wide receiver-kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson tallied five receptions for 141 yards and a touchdown, and added 111 kick-return yards for the Vikings against the Baltimore Ravens.
Information courtesy Weber Shandwick