Russell Wilson wins offensive rookie of the month
Jan 3, 2013, 10:44 AM | Updated: 10:51 am
By Brady Henderson
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was honored Thursday for what was a December to remember, winning the NFL’s offensive rookie of the month award.
Wilson and the Seahawks were 5-0 in December and scored more than 40 points in three of those wins. During that stretch, Wilson completed 65.5 percent of his passes while throwing for nine touchdowns and two interceptions.
December marked Wilson’s emergence as a serious running threat as well. He rushed for 262 yards and four touchdowns in those five games as the Seahawks’ offense began to feature more read-option plays.
Two of Wilson’s 13 total touchdowns in December capped game-winning drives.
According to the Seahawks, Wilson is the fourth player in franchise history to win the award. Left tackle Walter Jones, defensive tackle Rocky Bernard and linebacker Lofa Tatupu are the others.