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Sammy Watkins named Week 7 NFL Rookie of the Week


Sammy Watkins has been named NFL Rookie of the Week for his efforts in a Week 7 win over the Minnesota Vikings, the League announced on Friday.

Watkins, who also won the award in Week 2, tallied nine catches for 122 yards and a pair of touchdowns – all career-highs – in the Bills 17-16 comeback win over the Minnesota Vikings at Ralph Wilson Stadium. With just one second remaining, Watkins' TD grab near the boundary capped a 15-play, 80-yard drive that lifted the Bills to victory.

The Clemson product became the first Bills rookie with multiple 100 yard games in a season since Lee Evans in 2004, and leads all first-year receivers in Bills history with 35 catches through seven games.

All nine of his receptions on Sunday resulted in either a first down or touchdown.


-Watkins leads all NFL rookies in total first downs (27).

-Behind WR Kelvin Benjamin (477) and RB Branden Oliver (451), Watkins (433) is third among rookies in total yards from scrimmage.

-Watkins (24 points) is tied for second in points among rookies (Kelvin Benjamin, 30).

The Bills selected Sammy Watkins with the 4th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Here is a collection of photos of the newest Buffalo Bills wide receiver.

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