Voters on NFL.com and via Sprint wireless service have made their choice. Wide receiver JAMES JONES of the Green Bay Packers is the DIET PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK for games played on October 28 - 29, the NFL announced Friday.
Jones made three receptions for 107 yards including a first-quarter 79-yard touchdown in the Packers' 19 - 13 win over the Denver Broncos.
Jones was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com and via Sprint wireless service. The other finalists were wide receiver TED GINN JR. of the Miami Dolphins, linebacker DAVID HARRIS of the New York Jets, tight end GREG OLSEN of the Chicago Bears and safety ERIC WEDDLE of the San Diego Chargers.
After the regular season, five players will be nominated for Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com and via Sprint wireless service throughout the month of January. The winner will be announced at a press conference at Super Bowl XLII in Arizona.
This is Pepsi's sixth year as the official soft drink sponsor of the NFL and the third year that Diet Pepsi will present the NFL Rookie of the Week and NFL Rookie of the Year awards.
2007 DIET PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK Wk 1 LB Patrick Willis (Mississippi)