2009 NFL: Rookie Stars After Week One

Rick GillispieCorrespondent IISeptember 15, 2009

HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 13:  Quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of thee New York Jets celebrates after his 24-7 win over the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on September 13, 2009 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Every year lots of college players descend on the NFL hoping to make an impact and start a career which could lead to the Hall of Fame and lots of riches.

After each week i will give my recap of the top rookies for the current week and the top rookies for the year.

With this being the first week of the season i will only have one list this week.


Mark Sanchez (New York Jets) - The USC Trojan proved why he left school earlier. In his debut Sanchez was 18 of 31 for 272 yards. Sanchez completed 58.1% of his passes and threw one touchdown with one INT. Sanchez also rushed five times for six yards he did fumble once but held possession. The Jets won 24-7 over the Houston Texans.

LeSean McCoy (Philadelphia) - The Pittsburgh Panther had nine rushes for 46 yards and one reception for one yard. Philadelphia won the game 38-10 over the Carolina Panthers.

Percy Harvin (Minnesota) - The former Gator caught three passes from Brett Favre for 36 yards and one touchdown. Harvin also rushed for 22 yards on two carries. The key to Harvins game was his three kick returns for 99 yards. Minnesota won the game 34-20 over Cleveland.

Kenny Britt (Tennessee) - The Scarlet Knight had four catches for 85 yards in the Titans 13-10 lose to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Louis Murphy (Oakland) - The former Gator caught four passes for 87 yards and one touchdown. Oakland lost 24-20 to the San Diego Chargers.

James Laurinaitis (St Louis) - The Buckeye had 14 tackles in the Rams 28-0 lost to the Seattle Seahawks. Laurinaitis had 10 solo tackles and four assisted tackles.

Ryan Succop (Kansas City) - The Gamecock kicked a 53 yard field goal and made three extra points in his teams 38-24 lost to the Baltimore Ravens. Succop also had five kickoffs for 324 yards.

Aaron Brown (Detroit) - The Horned Frog rushed for only nine yards on one carrier but had five returns for 180 yards in his teams 45-27 lose to the New Orleans Saints