Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper Named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper is the PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK for Week 12, the NFL announced today. 

Cooper caught 7 passes for 115 yards in the Raiders 24-21 win over the Tennessee Titans in Nashville. This is his fourth nomination, and he won the award in Weeks 7 and 9. In the game against Tennessee, Cooper broke the Raiders rookie receiving yardage record held by James Jett since 1993.

Game Stats: 7 receptions for 115 yards (16.4 avg.) with a long of 41.

  • Cooper's 7 receptions led all rookies in Week 12.
  • Cooper's 115 receiving yards led all rookies in Week 12.
  • Cooper's 5 first downs led all rookies in Week 12.
  • Set a franchise single-season mark for rookie receiving yards in the contest, passing the previous mark of 771 receiving yards.

After the regular season, five players will be nominated for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com/rookies throughout the month of January. The Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year will be announced at the "5th Annual NFL Honors" awards show in San Francisco on CBS on Saturday, Feb. 6, the night before Super Bowl 50.

This is Pepsi's 14th year as the official soft drink sponsor of the NFL and the 13th year that Pepsi will present the NFL Rookie of the Week and NFL Rookie of the Year awards.

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