ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos cornerback Domonique Foxworth was named Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for games played during the fourth week of the 2005 season (October 2-3), the National Football League announced Thursday.
Foxworth (5-11, 180 pounds) made the first start of his career in Denver's 20-7 win at Jacksonville on Sunday and led the Broncos with seven tackles (all solo). He also recovered a fumble and posted the first interception of his career, returning the fourth-quarter takeaway 23 yards to set up a field goal that gave Denver a two-possession lead over the Jaguars.
Selected by the Broncos in the third round (97th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft from the University of Maryland, Foxworth has totaled 10 tackles (all solo) in four games (1 start) this season. He also has recorded one interception (23 yds.) and three pass breakups along with one fumble recovery on defense and one fumble recovery on special teams.
More than 20,970 fans voted for Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week this week on NFL.com. This is Pepsi's fourth year as the official soft drink sponsor of the NFL and the first year that Diet Pepsi will present the NFL Rookie of the Week and NFL Rookie of the Year awards.
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 throughout the month of January, and the winner will be announced at a press conference at Super Bowl XL in Detroit.
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