Steelers QB Roethlisberger - Rookie of the week

Voters on have made their choice. Quarterback Ben Roethlisbergerof the Pittsburgh Steelers is the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the week for games played on September 26-27, the NFL announced today.

Roethlisberger completed 12 of 22 passes for 163 yards and one touchdown in the Steelers' 13-3 victory over the Miami Dolphins. In his first career start, Roethlisberger connected with wide receiver Hines Ward on a seven-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown pass to help seal the win.

More than 74,190 fans voted this week on Roethlisberger was selected from among five finalists. The other finalists were linebacker Karlos Dansby of the Arizona Cardinals, kicker Nate Kaeding of the San Diego Chargers, wide receiver Roy Williams of the Detroit Lions and safety Gibril Wilson of the New York Giants.

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

This is Pepsi's third year as the official soft drink sponsor of the NFL.
  • Wk 1 S Erik Coleman, NY Jets (Washington State)
  • Wk 2 WR Roy Williams, Detroit Lions (Texas)
  • Wk 3 QB Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers (Miami, OH)

Steel City Insider Top Stories