Best Named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for September

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on September 30, 2010 – 11:08 am

Rookie RB Jahvid Best has been named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for the month of September.

Best: “It’s a great accomplishment. It’s something just to see my hard work pay off a little bit, but it’s the beginning still, it’s a long season, and I still have a lot of work to do. I’m feeling good and I’m just excited to get back out there.”

Best is tied for the League lead in scoring (first among non-kickers) over the first three weeks with 30 points, notching five touchdowns – four rushing, one receiving – over the first two games.

His big game came against the Philadelphia Eages at Ford Field when he became the first rookie in NFL history with at least 75 rushing yards (78), 150 receiving yards (154) and three touchdowns in a single game against Philadelphia (9/19) in his second game as a pro.

In that game, Best took a Shaun Hill screen pass 75 yards for a touchdown.

Best: “We felt like we could exploit that, me on a linebacker. We felt pretty good about that. Shaun was throwing me some great balls and I was just making plays.”

This marks the second year in a row that a Lions’ rookie has been named NFL Rookie of the Month for September.

In 2009, S Louis Delmas was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month. Best becomes the fourth Lions’ offensive player to be named NFL Rookie of the Month and first since RB Kevin Jones earned NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for December 2004.

This is the first time that Lions’ rookies from back-to-back draft classes have earned Rookie of the Month honors.


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One Response to “Best Named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for September”

  1. By James Reulbach on Oct 3, 2010 | Reply

    I have been happy with rhe progress the team is showing this year despite the lack of wins. It seems the play calling on offense has been cut back with out Matt Stafford playing, there is a lack of any deep passing without him. I would also like to see the offense use more draw plays and screen passes. The screen play that Best scored on against Philly was one of the very few Ive seen called. The defense is much better than last year, but can not seem to hold any leads we do get. Hang in there team, and if we keep playing well the wins will come. I still think that this years team will win 6 or 7 games and start to be a contender in 2011.

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