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Panini, Pepsi team up again to honor NFL rookies
Posted Sep 11, 2013 by Bob D'Angelo
Updated Sep 11, 2013 at 05:10 PM
For the third straight season, Panini America and Pepsi will be honoring the top performances by NFL rookies with virtual cards.
The Pepsi Next Rookie of the Week balloting will have five nominees each week, featured in a different Panini football card design.
Here’s how to vote. Go to http://www.nfl.com/voting/rookies/2013 to cast your ballot. Then share the image of the nominee you voted for on your Facebook page, Panini America’s Facebook page and on Panini’s Twitter account (@PaniniAmerica). Use the hashtag #PepsiROW and mention @PaniniAmerica, and you can be eligible for prizes.
Here are the nominees:
Jets quarterback Geno Smith, who threw for 256 yards and a touchdown in New York’s 18-17 win against the Bucs.
49ers safety Eric Reid had six tackles and an interception in San Francisco’s 34-28 win against Green Bay.
Bills quarterback EJ Manuel passed for 150 yards and added two touchdowns in his season debut against New England.
Saints Kenny Stills caught two passes for 86 yards as New Orleans beat Atlanta.
Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis was 3-for-3 on field goals, including a 49-yarder, and went 2-for-2 on extra-point attempts during Miami’s 23-10 defeat of the Browns.
Have some fun and start voting.