Voters on NFL.com and via Sprint wireless service have made their choice. Linebacker A.J. HAWK of the Green Bay Packers is the NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK for games played on October 22-23 the NFL announced Thursday.
Hawk recorded nine solo tackles, three assisted tackles and one sack in the Packers' 34-24 victory over the Miami Dolphins. He led Green Bay with 12 total tackles and currently ranks second on the team with 43 tackles this season. Hawk's 2.5 sacks are tied for second on the team.
More than 39,100 fans voted this week on NFL.com and via Sprint wireless service. Hawk was selected from among five finalists. The other finalists were defensive end ELVIS DUMERVIL of the Denver Broncos, wide receiver DEREK HAGAN of the Miami Dolphins, running back WALI LUNDY of the Houston Texans and running back LEON WASHINGTON of the New York Jets.
After the regular season, five players will be nominated for 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 XLI in South Florida.
2006 NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
RB Reggie Bush (Southern California)
LB Manny Lawson (North Carolina State)
WR Greg Jennings (Western Michigan)
RB Laurence Maroney (Minnesota)
WR Hank Baskett (New Mexico)
WR Santonio Holmes (Ohio St.)
LB A.J. Hawk (Ohio State)