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Doug Martin Named Rookie Of The Month

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BUCCANEERS RB DOUG MARTIN & PACKERS CB CASEY HAYWARD NAMED NFL ROOKIES OF MONTH FOR OCTOBER

 Running back DOUG MARTIN of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and cornerback CASEY HAYWARD of the Green Bay Packers are the NFL Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Month for October, the NFL announced today.

OFFENSE: RB DOUG MARTIN, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

·         Martin is the fifth Buccaneers running back to be named NFL Rookie of the Month. He joins MIKE ALSTOTT (November 1996), WARRICK DUNN (September 1997), CADILLAC WILLIAMS(September and December, 2005) and LE GARRETTE BLOUNT (December 2010).

·         Last season, one running back received the award: Dallas’ DE MARCO MURRAY (November).

DEFENSE: CB CASEY HAYWARD, GREEN BAY PACKERS

·         Hayward is the third Packer to be named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month and the first since 2003. He joins VONNIE HOLLIDAY (September 1998) and NICK BARNETT (October 2003).

·         He is the fourth Packer to be named NFL Rookie of the Month. He joins Holliday, Barnett and SAMKON GADO (Offense, November 2005).

2012 NFL ROOKIES OF THE MONTH
September
QB Robert Griffin III, Washington (Baylor)
DE Chandler Jones, New England (Syracuse)

October
RB Doug Martin, Tampa Bay (Boise State)
CB Casey Hayward, Green Bay (Vanderbilt)