NFL Rookies of the Month - October

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NFL Rookies of the Month - October

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‚ÄčSEAHAWKS RB KENNETH WALKER, CB TARIQ WOOLEN
NAMED NFL ROOKIES OF THE MONTH FOR OCTOBER

Running back KENNETH WALKER and cornerback TARIQ WOOLEN of the Seattle Seahawks are the NFL Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Month for the month of October. This marks the first time that a pair of teammates have won the awards in the same month.

OFFENSE: RB KENNETH WALKER, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

  • From Weeks 4-8, Walker led all rookies with 432 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns and scored a rushing touchdown in four of five games.

  • Walker joins tackle Walter Jones (October, 1997) and quarterback Russell Wilson (December, 2012) as the only Seahawks to win Offensive Rookie of the Month.

  • He becomes the first-ever former Michigan State Spartan to win a Rookie of the Month award.
DEFENSE: CB TARIQ WOOLEN, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

  • Woolen totaled 19 tackles, five passes defensed, three interceptions (including a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown) and two fumble recoveries across five games (Weeks 4-8) in October. He was the only player in the league with multiple interceptions and multiple fumble recoveries during the month.  

  • Woolen is the third Seahawks defensive rookie to win the award, joining defensive tackle Rocky Bernard (September, 2002) and linebacker Lofa Tatupu (December, 2005).

  • He becomes the first player from Texas-San Antonio to win a Rookie of the Month award.

2022 NFL ROOKIES OF THE MONTH


Offense (College)

Defense (College)

September

WR Chris Olave, New Orleans (Ohio State)

LB Devin Lloyd, Jacksonville (Utah)

October

RB Kenneth Walker, Seattle (Michigan State)

CB Tariq Woolen, Seattle (Texas-San Antonio)


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NFL Rookies of the Month - October