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Pat Surtain II voted NFL Rookie of the Week after Week 12 win vs. Chargers


Days after being selected as AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his two-interception performance vs. the Chargers, Pat Surtain II has added a new award to his collection.

The NFL announced Thursday morning that Surtain has been voted NFL Rookie of the Week. Week 12 marked Surtain's first nomination for the honor and his first win.

Surtain played a starring role in the Broncos' impressive win over the Chargers, as he intercepted quarterback Justin Herbert in the end zone to prevent a touchdown and later added a second, which he returned for a game-securing touchdown to build on the Broncos' lead. His performance was the first time in Broncos history that a rookie recorded a pick-six as part of a multi-interception game.

Surtain now has three interceptions, which leads all rookies through 12 weeks, and 11 passes defensed, which is tied for the rookie lead. He is the first Bronco since Steve Atwater in 1989 to record at least three interceptions in his rookie season.

Surtain's Rookie of the Week selection is the second by a Bronco this season; running back Javonte Williams also won the honor for his Week 9 performance against the Cowboys.

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