What's buzzing:

Packers RB Lacy AP top offensive rookie

AP - Sports
Manning top offensive player, Rivera coach of year
.

View photo

Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy (27) of Team Sanders attempts to run pas Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (97) of Team Rice in the third quarter quarter of the NFL Pro Bowl football game, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy has won The Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

A second-round pick (61st overall) from Alabama, Lacy was a key performer in the Packers' offense, particularly when star quarterback Aaron Rodgers was sidelined for seven games. He rushed for 1,178 yards on 284 carries (4.1 average), with 11 touchdowns. He also had 35 receptions.

That was good enough for 35 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league in balloting announced Saturday night.

The first Packer to win the award since John Brockington in 1971, Lacy beat out San Diego wide receiver Keenan Allen, who received 12 votes.

He is the first running back to take the offensive rookie honors since Adrian Peterson in 2007.

---

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org

View Comments (26)
  • Murray pleased with choice of Queen's as Davis Cup venue

    Murray pleased with choice of Queen's as Davis Cup venue

    World number three Andy Murray has welcomed the choice of the Queen's Club grass courts to host Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final against France from July 17-19. Britain, who were beaten in the last eight by Italy last year, will take on Australia … More »

    Reuters - 10 minutes ago
  • Ding pays maximum penalty for concentration lapse

    Ding pays maximum penalty for concentration lapse

    China's Ding Junhui suffered a bizarre lapse of concentration which ended his chance of a rare maximum 147 break at the world snooker championship on Tuesday. The world number three suddenly realised what he had done and held his head in his hands … More »

    Reuters - 41 minutes ago
  • Snooker-Ding pays maximum penalty for concentration lapse

    China's Ding Junhui suffered a bizarre lapse of concentration which ended his chance of a rare maximum 147 break at the world snooker championship on Tuesday. The world number three suddenly realised what he had done and held his head in his hands … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 2 minutes ago
  • Former Egyptian president Mursi jailed for 20 years

    Former Egyptian president Mursi jailed for 20 years

    By Mahmoud Mourad CAIRO (Reuters) - Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Mursi was sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges arising from the killing of protesters on Tuesday, nearly three years after he became Egypt's first freely elected president. … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 8 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Murray pleased with choice of Queen's as Davis Cup venue

    World number three Andy Murray has welcomed the choice of the Queen's Club grass courts to host Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final against France from July 17-19. Britain, who were beaten in the last eight by Italy last year, will take on Australia … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 30 minutes ago