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Roy Helu a finalist for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu is a finalist for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors, the NFL announced today.

Helu, who made his first start Sunday, recorded 14 catches for 105 yards and carried the ball 10 times for 41 yards in Washington’s 19-11 loss to San Francisco. His 14 receptions set a franchise single-game record that previously belonged to Art Monk, who recorded 13 catches in a single game twice, and Kelvin Bryant, who achieved the mark once.

Other finalists for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honor are Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton, Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones, Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray and Arizona Cardinals punt returner Patrick Peterson.

Fans can vote for Helu by going to www.NFL.com/rookies. The winner will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.

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