CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 16: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates after a touchdown during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium on October 16, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals won 27-17. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is one of five nominations included for this year's Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year. Dalton was nominated six times in 2011 for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week, winning it twice. Much like the weekly awards, the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year is a fan vote that will run through 9:00 PM ET on Tuesday, January 31. The award will be presented to the winner at the site of Super Bowl XLVI during an NFL awards show on NBC that will air on February 4 at 9:00 PM on NBC.
Other nominations for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award includes Denver Broncos Von Miller (11.5 quarterback sacks and 15 starts), Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (record for most passing yards by a rookie and most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback), Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (four punt returns for a touchdown) and 49ers Aldon Smith (14 quarterback sacks).
Make sure you vote for Andy Dalton.