You've cast your ballots for Mike. Now it's Cody's turn.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Cody Grimm has been nominated for the NFL's Rookie of the Week award for Week Six. The winner among the five nominees will be selected by fan voting on NFL.com, which began on Tuesday and will continue through noon on Friday. This week's winner will be announced on Friday evening.
This is Grimm's first nomination for the award. You could make him the Buccaneers' first winner in that weekly category since running back Cadillac Williams took it home three straight times to start the 2005 season.
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Grimm, who took over as the Bucs' starting free safety in the third week of the season, picked off a Drew Brees pass on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, marking the second straight week he has logged an interception. Grimm also contributed four tackles, a forced fumble and a pass defensed. His interception came at Tampa Bay's nine-yard line and ended a Saints scoring threat just before halftime.
Grimm was the first of three players the Buccaneers drafted in the seventh round this past April, taken 210th overall. At Virginia Tech, he played in 54 games and started 15, amassing 214 tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, nine forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions. He rose from walk-on status to that of team captain as a senior.
Grimm's fellow nominees in Week Six include St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danario Alexander, New England Patriots linebacker Jermaine Cunningham, New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory and Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
This is the fourth Rookie of the Week nomination for a Buccaneer player in just five games played. The first three all belonged to wide receiver Mike Williams, who got the nod following the Buccaneers' victories in Weeks One, Two and Five.
At the end of the season, five players will be nominated for NFL Rookie of the Year honors, an award also last won by the Buccaneers in 2005, when Cadillac Williams took it home.