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Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater wins 2014 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year

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Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater won the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award. Bengals rookie running back Jeremy Hill was one of five finalists.

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, the league announced on Friday. NOTE: The Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year is a fan vote and not the same as the league's Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year awards, which will be announced during the NFL Honors Awards Saturday Night.

Cincinnati Bengals rookie running back Jeremy Hill was a finalist for the award alongside rookie wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr, Mike Evans and Sammy Watkins. Hill led all NFL rookies in yards rushing (1,124), rushing touchdowns (nine), 20-yard runs (eight), 40-yard runs (three) and runs that generated a first down (61).

Bridgewater, a University of Louisville product selected 32nd overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, finished the season with the third-highest completion percentage for a rookie in NFL history (64.4), behind Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger (66.4 in 2004) and Washington’s Robert Griffin III (65.7 in 2012). He ended the season with 2,919 passing yards and 14 touchdowns in 13 games. Bridgewater was nominated for the Pepsi Rookie of the Week award four times, and won the award twice.