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Packers RB Eddie Lacy Nominated for NFL Rookie of the Year

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Packers RB Eddie Lacy Nominated for NFL Rookie of the Year

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy. Photo by Brian Carriveau of CheeseheadTV.com.

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy was one of five nominees named on Friday for the NFL's Rookie of the Year Award.

Joining Lacy are Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen, Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard and Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso.

The winner will be announced in New York City at the “3rd Annual NFL Honors” awards show, a two-hour primetime special to air nationally on February 1 on Fox the night before Super Bowl XLVIII.

Lacy helped lead the Packers to their third straight division title and fifth consecutive postseason appearance. He finished the season with 284 carries for 1,178 yards and 11 touchdowns setting franchise rookie records in all three categories.

Fans can vote on the winner at the NFL's official website.

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Jamie's picture

Also named 2nd team All-Pro, which to be honest I was a bit surprised he got it over Forte, but I ain't gonna argue.

Cole's picture

Is the winner based off the fans vote?

Brian Carriveau's picture

Correct, this is the official NFL Award. Other outlets give their own awards.

TommyG's picture

This is a fan voted award, you'll. So do your part and vote!

GrnMachine's picture

Stop reading these comments and go vote for the ROOKIE who was our best, most consistentent offensive player this year (linemen withstanding)!!!!

Brett Favre's picture

I'll run the ball just put me in.

Lucky953's picture

A couple of good playoff games and he's in. Probably a monetary bonus for him as well?

al's picture

go eddie go or starks or cobb or nnelson or james or just win for clay I no he must be sad hes not in this game ................

MarkinMadison's picture

I just voted five times in five seconds. Vote early, vote often.

I bleed Green More's picture

I voted and if there as many Pack fans as we believe he will win it.

Stroh's picture

I'm trying to vote. Go to the page and a video won't load or play. No where to go that says vote here... Little help please!

WKUPackFan's picture

Stroh, on my ancient IPod I was able to click on the banner at the top from the link and vote fairly easily, got five in like MarkInMadison (love the vote early, vote often saying). You don't have to play the video to vote. It even gives you an option to vote again.

That being said, I don't go to NFL.com very often, finding it to be an excrutiately slow to load site, even on a regular computer. Unfortunately, packers.com is the same. Perhaps my connection is just slow, would be interested to see if others have similar problems.

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