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27 November 2015


The National Football League announced today that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been voted Pepsi Rookie of the Week for Week 11.
Going against the Philadelphia Eagles, Winston completed 19-of-29 passes (65.5 pct) for 246 yards and five touchdowns, with a 131.6 passer rating. Winston became the first rookie since Ray Buivid in 1937 to throw five touchdown passes and zero interceptions in a game. The five touchdown passes tied a record shared with Buivid and Matthew Stafford (2009). His five touchdown passes – to five different receivers – tied a franchise record.
Winston joins Marcus Mariota as the only rookie quarterbacks in NFL history to throw four touchdown passes in one half of a game. Winston is also one half of a duo (along with Doug Martin) that became the first teammates in NFL history to have one player throw for five touchdowns and another rush for more than 200 yards in a road game.
Winston’s 15 touchdown passes are tied for the most by a rookie quarterback through the first 11 weeks of the season since the merger, while his 2,305 passing yards are the third-most.
This is Winston’s third Pepsi Rookie of the Week award (also Weeks 2 &5) and the fifth for the team this season (LB  Kwon Alexander, Weeks 3 & 8). Tampa Bay’s five Pepsi Rookie of the Week Awards are the most for any team since San Diego earned five in 2013 and Winston’s three are the most by a quarterback since 2012 (Andrew Luck, 3; Robert Griffin III, 7).
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