Winner Selected By Fan Vote on NFL.com and Via Sprint Wireless Service
Voters on NFL.com and via Sprint wireless service have made their choice. Wide receiver GREG JENNINGS of the Green Bay Packers is the NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK for games played on September 24-25, the NFL announced Thursday.
Jennings caught three passes for 101 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' 31-24 victory over the NFC North division-rival Detroit Lions. His first reception of the game came on a short pass in the first quarter that he broke open for a 75-yard touchdown sprint down the right sideline.
More than 43,850 fans voted this week on NFL.com and via Sprint wireless service. Jennings was selected from among five finalists. The other finalists were defensive back ANTOINE BETHEA of the Indianapolis Colts, running back MAURICE JONES-DREW of the Jacksonville Jaguars, running back LAURENCE MARONEY of the New England Patriots and running back MICHAEL ROBINSON of the San Francisco 49ers.
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)