New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who led all NFL rookies and set a club rookie record for receiving yards, was selected as the 2014 Rookie of the Year and 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year, chosen in voting conducted by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA).
St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who led all NFL rookies in sacks, was selected as the 2014 Defensive Rookie of the Year.
The San Francisco 49ers rookie class was represented by inside linebacker Chris Borland. The Wisconsin product led the 49ers with 107 tackles. He did so while making just eight starts in place of defensive co-captain Joe Staley. Borland, a third-round selection, was also named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after a 12-tackle, two-interception outing on the road against Beckham Jr. and the New York Giants.
San Francisco's coaching staff selected Borland as the franchise's annual Thomas Herrion Memorial Award winner for being the player who took advantage of every opportunity that was given to him and turned his dream into a reality.RELATED: Football is Borland Family Tradition
The Rams led all clubs with three All-Rookie selections – Donald, cornerback E.J. Gaines and running back Tre Mason. Six clubs – Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles and Oakland Raiders each had two players on the squad. In all, 19 clubs are represented among the 27 players honored.
2014 PFWA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
QB – Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings
RB – Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals; Tre Mason, St. Louis Rams
WR – Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants; Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
TE – Jace Amaro, New York Jets
C – Corey Linsley, Green Bay Packers
G – Joel Bitonio, Cleveland Browns; Zach Martin, Dallas Cowboys
T – Taylor Lewan, Tennessee Titans; Ja'Wuan James, Miami Dolphins
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DL – Aaron Donald, St. Louis Rams; Timmy Jernigan, Baltimore Ravens; Kony Ealy, Carolina Panthers; Justin Ellis, Oakland Raiders
LB – Chris Borland, San Francisco 49ers; Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders; C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens
CB – Kyle Fuller, Chicago Bears; E.J. Gaines, St. Louis Rams
S – Deone Bucannon, Arizona Cardinals; Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Green Bay Packers
PK – Cody Parkey, Philadelphia Eagles
P – Pat O'Donnell, Chicago Bears
KR – Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
PR – De'Anthony Thomas, Kansas City Chiefs
ST – Trey Burton, Philadelphia Eagles