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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been nominated for the 2014 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award, the NFL announced Monday.
Bridgewater is one of five first-year players to be nominated for the annual award that will be determined through fan votes.
The first-round pick led classmates across the league in multiple statistical categories and was the only quarterback to be nominated.
Bridgewater broke or set a total of 91 Vikings franchise records, including wins (six), starts (12), completion percentage (64.4) and passer rating (85.2) by a rookie.
The completion percentage ranks third, and passer rating is the seventh-highest by a rookie in the NFL all-time.
Fan voting at nfl.com/rookies goes from Jan. 6 through Jan. 29, and the winner will be recognized in Arizona on the eve of Super Bowl XLIX.
Bridgewater finished the season with 2,919 passing yards and 14 touchdowns in 13 games. Bridgewater was nominated for Pepsi Rookie of the Week four times and won the award twice (after defeating Atlanta in Week 4 in his first start and after beating Carolina in Week 13).
The other players nominated are Giants receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans, Bills receiver Sammy Watkins and Bengals running back Jeremy Hill.
This is Pepsi's 14th year as the official soft drink sponsor of the NFL and the 13th year that Pepsi will present the NFL Rookie of the Week and NFL Rookie of the Year awards.