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Russell Wilson voted Week 10 Rookie of the Week

Russell Wilson

Quarterback Russell Wilson

Thanks to your fan votes, Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson has won Rookie of the Week for his Week 10 performance in the team’s 28-7 victory over the New York Jets, the NFL announced this afternoon.

Wilson completed 12 of 19 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns against the Jets, improving his record to 5-0 at home, where he has thrown 11 touchdowns to zero interceptions on the year, and where his play has helped the Seahawks to a 6-4 record as they enjoy their bye this week. On the season, Wilson has thrown for 1,827 yards, 15 touchdowns, and eight interceptions, good for a 90.5 passer rating. His 15 passing touchdowns are tops in the NFL among all rookie quarterbacks.

By way of fan vote Wilson beat out the likes of four other fellow rookies: Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Leonard Johnson, who returned an interception 83 yards for a touchdown in a 34-24 win over the San Diego Chargers; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who finished 18 of 26 for 227 yards and ran for two scores in a 27-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars; St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker, who executed two fake punts in a 24-24 tie with the San Francisco 49ers; and Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright, who hauled in three passes for 65 yards and a touchdown in a 34-24 defeat of the Detroit Lions.

It is the first time Wilson has won the award, but the rookie out of Wisconsin has been nominated four other times this year (after a Week 9 win over the Minnesota Vikings, after a Week 6 win over the New England Patriots, after a Week 3 win over the Green Bay Packers, and after a Week 2 win over the Dallas Cowboys).


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