In what could be looked at as a bit of a shock, Redskins running back Alfred Morris was nominated for Rookie of the Week for his performance this past weekend against the Giants.
Why is that somewhat of a shock? Well, Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III threw for 258 yards and two touchdowns while also running for nearly 100 yards. Morris, however, totaled 120 yards on 22 carries.
According to the report, Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, Buccaneers running back Doug Martin, and Vikings safety Harrison Smith were also nominated for the award.
If he wins the award, Morris would join Robert Griffin III to win a weekly award this season. Griffin was awarded offensive player of the week in the first week of the season for his performance against the Saints.
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Source: Football News Now