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Glennon in ROTW Running Again

Posted Nov 26, 2013

QB Mike Glennon continues to gain recognition for his veteran-like play, and for the second straight week he has been nominated for Rookie of the Week, which is determined by fan voting

Mike Glennon's poised and error-free play has led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to three consecutive wins.  His most recent performance may also produce a personal victory.

For the second straight week, Glennon is one of five players up for the NFL's Rookie of the Week award, which is determined by fan voting on NFL.com.  Click here to visit the voting page, which includes video highlights of all five nominees; voting began on Tuesday and continues through Friday at 3:00 p.m. ET.  The winner will be revealed on NFL Total Access on NFL Network Friday afternoon.

-- QB Mike Glennon is the first player in Bucs history to record a passer rating of 130 or better in two straight games
On Sunday Glennon guided the Buccaneers to their first road win of 2013 in Detroit, a 24-21 victory over a Lions team that was tied for first in the NFC North.  Glennon completed 14 of 21 passes (66.7%) for 247 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions, leading to a season-best 138.4 passer rating.  In the process, Glennon became the first player in Buccaneer history to post a passer rating better than 130 in two consecutive games.

Glennon, who was also nominated for Rookie of the Week in Week 11 after compiling a 137.5 passer rating in a 41-28 win over Atlanta, will compete this week with San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen, St. Louis Rams running back Benny Cunningham, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter and Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy.

Glennon, who has thrown just one interception in his last six games, made his strongest case yet for the Rookie of the Week award on Sunday in Detroit.  He threw touchdown passes of seven and 85 yards to wide receiver Tiquan Underwood, the latter ranking as the fourth-longest offensive play in franchise annals.  His 85-yard hookup with Underwood provided the game-winning points in the fourth quarter, and his precise passing helped the Buccaneers win the all-important turnover battle, five to zero.  Glennon's final passer rating is the best single-game mark by a rookie in Buccaneer history and the sixth best by any NFL rookie since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

This is Glennon's second Rookie of the Week nomination, and the second by any Buccaneer this season.  The last Buccaneer to win the award was running back Doug Martin after his 251-yard performance against Oakland in Week Nine of last season.  The only other Tampa Bay rookies to win the award were wide receiver Michael Clayton (Week 14 in 2004) and running back Cadillac Williams (Weeks One, Two and Three in 2005).

After the regular season, five players will be nominated for the NFL Rookie of the Year award.  Fans will be able to vote for the winner throughout the month of January.  The winner will be announced at the “3rd Annual NFL Honors” awards show in New York City on FOX on Saturday, Feb. 1, the night before Super Bowl XLVIII.