Raiders G Stefen Wisniewski clears the way for a touchdown against the New York Jets. Photo by Tony Gonzales.
Pro Football Weekly, along with the Professional Football Writers of America, announced their annual All-NFL team. Raiders G Stefen Wisniewski has been selected for the PFW All-Rookie Team.
Wisniewski, selected in the 2nd round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Penn State, started all 16 regular season games at either guard or center for the Raiders in his first year as a pro.
In Week 3, Wisniewski was voted the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week by fans on NFL.com. Wisniewski helped the Oakland offensive line clear the way for 234 yards on the ground while allowing only one sack against a potent pass rush in the Raiders' 34-24 win over the New York Jets. His lead block on a touchdown run early in the fourth quarter helped give the Raiders a commanding two-score lead.
Wisniewski helped pave the way for the 7th ranked rushing attack in the NFL (131.9 yards per game), and anchored an offensive line that only allowed 25 sacks, which tied for 3rd best in the NFL.