Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Third Time is a Charm for Williams?

Voting continues on NFL.com for the NFL’s Rookie of the Week award, which for the third time in five weeks includes Buccaneer sensation Mike Williams


Have you voted?

If you're interested in helping Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams become the NFL's Rookie of the Week for Week Five, there's still time.  Williams is one of five players nominated for the award and the winner will be selected by fan voting on NFL.com.

Click here to go directly to the voting page.  NFL.com will continue to collect votes through noon on Friday.

Williams has played just four regular-season games in his NFL career, but he's already been nominated for this award three times.  He was also selected after the Buccaneers' Week One and Week Two victories over Cleveland and Carolina, respectively, after recording key touchdown catches in each game.

Williams found the end zone again in Week Five as part of a seven-catch, 99-yard day at Cincinnati.  Highlights of his afternoon included a leaping catch of a 37-yard pass down the middle of the field and, of course, the game-tying 25-yard touchdown he turned in with 82 seconds left in the game.  On the play, Williams was well-covered by Bengals cornerback Johnathan Joseph, but he was able to wrestle the ball away from the defender as both players leaped high in the air.

A Rookie of the Week will be chosen for each of the NFL's 17 regular-season weeks this season.  At the end of the year, five Rookie of the Year candidates will be chosen and fans will once again get a chance to vote for the winner.

Williams has made it clear that winning the Rookie of the Year award is one of his individual goals for the 2010 season.  First things first: Let's help him claim his first Rookie of the Week trophy.

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