Following a 2.5-sack performance on Monday Night Football against the Pittsburgh Steelers, 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been nominated for the NFL Pepsi Rookie of the Week. Visit NFL.com/rookies to vote for Smith.
Smith is vying for his third Pepsi Rookie of the Week award this season, having also won in Week 5 and Week 6. Following Monday night’s game, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Smith has looked dominant this year.
“I’ll tell you what, he had another great game tonight,” Harbaugh said in his postgame press conference. “We’re all really happy for Aldon, the way he’s contributed. The way he’s played this game.”
The No. 7 overall pick out Missouri has notched four games of at least 2.0 sacks this season, while setting a new single-season rookie franchise record with 13.0 on the year. Smith broke Charles Haley’s record of 12.0 sacks, which was set in 1986, during Monday night’s contest.
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