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McCourty nominated for Pepsi Rookie of the Week

Quarterback Sam Bradford of the St. Louis Rams, wide receiver Jacoby Ford of the Oakland Raiders, cornerback Devin McCourtyof the New England Patriots, defensive end* ason Pierre-Paul* of the New York Giants and center Maurkice Pouncey of the Pittsburgh Steelers are the finalists for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors for games played Nov. 25-29, the NFL announced Monday.

Fans can vote for one of these five players on NFL.com/rookies beginning Tuesday at 9 a.m. ET and ending Friday at noon EST to determine the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week. The Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week will be announced Friday evening on NFL.com/rookies.

After the regular season, five players will be nominated for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com/rookies throughout the month of January. The winner will be announced at a press conference at Super Bowl XLV in North Texas.

This is Pepsi's ninth year as the official soft-drink sponsor of the NFL and the ninth year that Pepsi will present the NFL Rookie of the Week and NFL Rookie of the Year awards.
A closer look at the finalists:
Sam Bradford, QB, St. Louis Rams
Bradford completed 22 of 37 passes for 308 yards and three touchdowns in the Rams' 36-33 win over the Denver Broncos.

Jacoby Ford, WR, Oakland Raiders
Ford had a 101-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, four receptions for 108 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown, and one rush for 13 yards in the Raiders' 33-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Devin McCourty, CB, New England Patriots
McCourty had four tackles and two interceptions in the Patriots' 45-24 win over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day.

Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, New York Giants
Pierre-Paul recorded six tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles in the Giants' 24-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Maurkice Pouncey, C, Pittsburgh Steelers
Pouncey helped Pittsburgh rush for more than 200 yards and gain a total of 426 total yards during its 19-16 road win over the Buffalo Bills.

Jacoby Ford, WR, Oakland Raiders
Ford had a 101-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, four receptions for 108 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown, and one rush for 13 yards in the Raiders' 33-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, New York Giants
Pierre-Paul recorded six tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles in the Giants' 24-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Cast Your Vote now at: http://www.nfl.com/rookies

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