NFL Rookies of the Month - November

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NFL Rookies of the Month - November

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Quarterback JAMEIS WINSTON of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and cornerback DAMARIOUS RANDALL of the Green Bay Packers are the NFL Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Month for November (October 29-November 30), the NFL announced today. 


  • Winston, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Florida State, led the Buccaneers to a 3-2 record in November.
  • He started all five games during the month and completed 96 of 169 passes (56.8 percent) for 1,179 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions for an 84.9 passer rating. He also rushed for three touchdowns.
  • In Tampa Bay’s Week 11 win at Philadelphia (45-17), Winston threw a career-high five touchdown passes, tied for the most by a rookie in a game in NFL history. In that contest, Winston threw four touchdown passes in the first half, becoming only the second rookie in league history to throw four touchdown passes in one half of a game.
  • Winston had a rushing touchdown in three consecutive games during November (Weeks 8-10), including the game-winning score with 56 seconds remaining in the Buccaneers’ 10-6 win over Dallas in Week 10. He became the first rookie quarterback to rush for the game-winning touchdown in the final minute of the fourth quarter since 1989 (Detroit’s RODNEY PEETE).
  • This season, Winston has completed 203 of 350 passes (58 percent) for 2,650 yards with 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions for an 85.3 passer rating. He has also rushed for 145 yards and four touchdowns.
  • Winston is the third Buccaneers quarterback to be named Rookie of the Month, joining SHAUN KING (December 1999) and MIKE GLENNON (November 2013).
  • He is the fourth quarterback drafted No. 1 overall to be named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month, joining CAM NEWTON (September 2011), SAM BRADFORD (October and November 2010) and TIM COUCH (October 1999).

  • Randall, a first-round selection (No. 30 overall) out of Arizona State, had 24 tackles, two interceptions and five passes defensed in November.
  • He started four of the team’s five games during the month, including the final four contests.
  • Randall led all NFL rookies with two interceptions in November.
  • He had interceptions in the team’s first two games of the month, intercepting Peyton Manning in Week 8 at Denver and picking off Cam Newton in Week 9 at Carolina.
  • Randall led the team with five passes defensed during the month. He leads the team with 12 passes defensed this season.
  • He has also contributed on special teams, recovering a Packers’ onside kick and recording one special teams tackle.
  • This season, Randall has 42 tackles, two interceptions and 12 passes defensed. His two interceptions are tied for the club lead.
  • He joins CASEY HAYWARD (October 2012) as the only Packers defensive backs to be named Defensive Rookie of the Month.
  • Randall is the first Packers player to win a Rookie of the Month Award since running back EDDIE LACY (Offense, October 2013). 




Offense (College)

Defense (College)


QB Marcus Mariota, Tennessee (Oregon)

CB Ronald Darby, Buffalo (Florida State)


RB Todd Gurley, St. Louis (Georgia)

LB Eric Kendricks, Minnesota (UCLA)


QB Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay (Florida State)

CB Damarious Randall, Green Bay (Arizona State)

Other nominees for the November NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month Award as submitted by NFL clubs:

  • Oakland wide receiver AMARI COOPER (first round, Alabama), who had 25 catches for 332 yards and one touchdown.
  • Minnesota wide receiver STEFON DIGGS (fifth round, Maryland), who had 21 catches for 280 yards and a touchdown.
  • St. Louis running back TODD GURLEY (first round, Georgia), who rushed for 352 yards and four touchdowns.
  • Arizona running back DAVID JOHNSON (third round, Northern Iowa), who scored two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) with 111 scrimmage yards and 271 kickoff-return yards.
  • Chicago running back JEREMY LANGFORD (fourth round, Michigan State), who scored five touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving) and had 465 scrimmage yards (264 rushing, 201 receiving).
  • Seattle wide receiver TYLER LOCKETT (third round, Kansas State), who had 11 catches for 129 yards with two touchdowns and 283 total kick-return yards (270 kickoff, 13 punt).
  • Tennessee quarterback MARCUS MARIOTA (first round, Oregon), who passed for 1,005 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions for a 92.4 passer rating.
  • Jacksonville running back T.J. YELDON (second round, Alabama), who rushed for 215 yards and added 117 receiving yards on 15 catches. 

Other nominees for the November NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month Award as submitted by NFL clubs:

  • Tampa Bay linebacker KWON ALEXANDER (fourth round, Louisiana State), who started all five games and had 45 tackles, an interception, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
  • New Orleans linebacker STEPHONE ANTHONY (first round, Clemson), who started all four games and had 37 tackles.
  • New England defensive tackle MALCOM BROWN (first round, Texas), who started all five games and had 18 tackles and two sacks.
  • Buffalo cornerback RONALD DARBY (second round, Florida State), who started all four games and posted 19 tackles and five passes defensed.
  • Indianapolis safety CLAYTON GEATHERS (fourth round, Central Florida), who posted 14 tackles in four games.
  • New York Jets linebacker LORENZO MAULDIN (third round, Louisville), who had six tackles, three sacks and one fumble recovery.
  • Kansas City cornerback MARCUS PETERS (first round, Washington), who started all four games and had nine tackles and one interception.

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