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Another Rookie Award for Mark Sanchez


Quarterback Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets is the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on September 27-28, the NFL announced Friday.

Sanchez was selected for the Pepsi rookie award for the third time this season. He was also named the NFL Rookie of the Month by the league on Thursday.

Sanchez completed 17 of 30 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns in the Jets' 24-17 win over Tennessee, becoming the first rookie quarterback to start and win his team's first three games in a season in the past 40 years.

Sanchez was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on The other finalists were quarterback Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions, wide receiver Percy Harvin of the Minnesota Vikings, and running backs Knowshon Moreno of the Denver Broncos and Donald Brown of the Indianapolis Colts.

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 news conference at Super Bowl XLIV in South Florida.

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