Earlier in the week, D’Andre Swift was named one of three nominees for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week for his performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Now Swift has another chance to pick up some corporate-sponsored hardware.
Swift is one of five players nominated for the Week 6 Pepsi Rookie of the Week. On Sunday, Swift rushed for 116 yards and two touchdown, becoming the first Lions rookie running back to eclipse 100 rushing yards with two touchdowns since the one and only Barry Sanders back in 1989.
Since the Pepsi Rookie of the Week award has been around (2002), only five Lions players have won the award: Boss Bailey (2003), Roy Williams (2004), Matthew Stafford (2009), Jahvid Best (2010) and Ndamukong Suh (2010). So Swift has a legitimate shot at being the first Lions Rookie of the Week in a decade.
Here are the nominees for Week 6 and their statistical output from last week:
Lions RB D’Andre Swift – 14 carries, 116 yards (8.3 YPC), 2 TDs
Vikings WR Justin Jefferson – 9 catches, 166 yards, 2 TDs
Giants LB Tae Crowder – 10 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, TD
Falcons CB A.J. Terrell – 7 tackles, 1 INT, 1 tackle for loss
Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire – 26 carries, 161 yards (6.2 YPC)
If you want to cast a vote for Swift, head to NFL.com’s official voting page. You can refresh and vote as many times as you’d like. I’ve seen y’all flood the Name Bracket polls, so get to work!