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Joe Haden Among Finalists For NFL Rookie Of The Year

Browns cornerback Joe Haden was one of five finalists for the NFL Rookie of the Year Award the League announced.  Fans can have their say in the vote starting now by going to www.nfl.com/rookies - voting closes on Feb. 1, 2011 with the winner being announced on Thursday, Feb. 3.

Haden's six interceptions tied him for 5th in the NFL, not bad for a player that didn't start for the Browns until midseason.   His six interceptions were the most by a Browns player since 2007 and most since a Browns rookie since 2001.

He led the Browns with 18 pass break-ups and added 57 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and eight special teams tackles.  In weeks 10-13, he became the first Browns player to record an interception in four consecutive games since Ernie Kellerman in 1968.

The other finalists are:

Go Vote NOW for Haden!

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.