More than 33,000 fans voted this week on NFL.com. The Pepsi NFL Rookie Of The Week is the first weekly NFL honor to be selected solely by NFL fans. Anderson was selected from among five finalists. The other finalists were Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Antonio Bryant, San Diego Chargers wide receiver Reche Caldwell, Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antwaan Randle-El.
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 throughout the month of January. The winner will be announced at a press conference at Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego.
2002 PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Wk 3 -- TE Randy McMichael, Miami (University of Georgia)
Wk 5 -- CB Phillip Buchanon, Oakland (University of Miami)