Vote Saints’ Stephone Anthony for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week


Stephone Anthony is proving to be worth the first round pick in 2015.  On Sunday, he had his best game yet since joining the New Orleans Saints and is up for NFL Rookie of the Week.

Unfortunately, a lot went wrong during this weekend’s loss to the Carolina Panthers, but one of the bright spots for the New Orleans Saints on Sunday was linebacker Stephone Anthony.

Anthony finished the game with ten combined tackles, as well as a first-quarter forced fumble, which he recovered and returned for a 31-yard touchdown — the Saints’ first defensive score of the year.  In addition, he returned a blocked a PAT for two points in the second quarter.

His spectacular performance has earned him a well-deserved nomination for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week, and you can vote at the end of this article.  Stephone Anthony is up against Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters, Baltimore Ravens running back Javorius Allen, and Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls, who all had brilliant games this past weekend.

Through 12 games this season, and still with four to go, rookie linebacker Stephone Anthony leads the New Orleans Saints with 92 total tackles, adding a sack, an interception, four passes defended, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown.  That’s not a bad way for the former Clemson standout to begin his career at the next level.

With a lot to learn from and improve, the arrow is indeed pointing up for the No. 31 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.  Even with the Saints headed for their most disastrous finish of the Sean PaytonDrew Brees era, there are some bright spots, and one is rookie Stephone Anthony.

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