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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Julio Jones is Rookie of the Month

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

The NFL just announced that Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones has been selected as Rookie of the Month for December/January.

Jones caught 24 passes for 461 yards and six touchdowns in the last five regular-season games. Jones had at least one touchdown in each of Atlanta’s final four games.

Although he missed three games with a hamstring injury, Jones had the best season by a rookie receiver in franchise history. He finished the regular season with 54 catches for 959 yards and eight touchdowns. His yards and touchdowns are rookie franchise records. Shawn Collins still holds the record for catches by a rookie with 58 in 1989.