GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is a nominee for the Pepsi Next Rookie of the Year.
Patterson had 469 yards and four touchdowns receiving, as well as 158 yards and three touchdowns rushing. He also added two kickoff-return touchdowns to his scoring total.
The award finalists also include Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy. Lacy rushed for 1,178 yards and 11 touchdowns for the NFC North-champion Packers.
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen had 71 receptions for 1,046 yards and eight touchdowns for the Chargers, who made the playoffs for the first time since 2009.
Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso registered 159 total tackles, two sacks and four interceptions for the Bills. While his tackle total was the best on the team, he was tied with three other teammates for most interceptions.
And Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard had 695 yards and five touchdowns rushing, and 514 yards and three touchdowns receiving for the AFC North-champion Bengals.
To vote, go to www.nfl.com.