Gado ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries in the Packers' 33-25 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. He scored on touchdown runs of two and nine yards in his first NFL start. Gado also caught a one-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brett Favre.
More than 42,680 fans voted for Gado this week on NFL.com. Gado was selected from among five finalists. The other finalists were defensive back Ellis Hobbs of the New England Patriots, wide receiver Matt Jones of the Jacksonville Jaguars, linebacker Lofa Tatupu of the Seattle Seahawks and cornerback Darrent Williams of the Denver Broncos.
After the regular season, five players will be nominated for NFL Rookie of the Year honors, sponsored by Diet Pepsi. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com throughout the month of January. The winner will be announced at a press conference at Super Bowl XL in Detroit.