Voters on NFL.com and via Sprint wireless service have made their choice. Kicker MASON CROSBY of the Green Bay Packers is the DIET PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK for games played on December 13 - 17, the NFL announced Friday.
Crosby went four-for-four in field goals, including a long 50-yard field goal and 46-yard and 44-yard kicks, and three-for-three in extra points in the Packers' 33 - 14 win over the St. Louis Rams.
Crosby was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com and via Sprint wireless service. The other finalists were defensive end GAINES ADAMS of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, wide receiver ANTHONY GONZALEZ of the Indianapolis Colts, quarterback MATT MOORE of the Carolina Panthers and running back ADRIAN PETERSON of the Minnesota Vikings.
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)