July 29, 2014

Lacy named rookie of the year

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy has been named the

Eddie Lacy

Eddie Lacy

Associated Press offensive rookie of the year.

Lacy ranked No. 1 in the league among rookies and No. 8 among all players with 1,178 rushing yards this season, despite missing one full game and nearly all of another due to a concussion.

Lacy ranks No. 1 in franchise history for the most rushing yards by a rookie in a single season, number-1 in attempts (284), and tied for No. 1 for most 100-yard rushing games by a rookie with four.

Lacy received 35 votes in the rookie balloting.  San Diego WR Keenan Allen was next with 12 votes.