Tyler Radecki
Sunday February 5th, 2012

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller have been named the NFL offensive and defensive rookies of the year, respectively.

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Netwon, 22, set an NFL rookie record for passing yards with 4,051 yards and set an NFL record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (14). The first overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft helped the Panthers improve from 2-14 to 6-10 this season. Miller, 22, was a key member of the Broncos’ defense this season, accumulating 64 total tackles, 11.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

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