Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner lost out on being named the NFL's 2012 offensive and defensive rookies of the year Saturday evening, after stellar seasons that helped turn the Seahawks into the contenders they are expected to continue to be.

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was unsurprisingly named the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, getting 29 votes from the Associated Press' panel. Wilson came in third with 10 votes, just edged by Colts QB Andrew Luck and his 11 votes.

Panthers LB Luke Kuechly won honors for AP Defensive Rookie of the Year with 28 votes. Wagner, who led the Seahawks in tackles as a rookie this past season, came in second with 11 votes.

But Wilson was named the Pepsi Max Rookie of the Year, which was awarded based on fan voting online. After the honors were announced at Saturday's "NFL Honors" gala in New Orleans, where he also spoke with the NFL Network from the red carpet, the Seahawks star thanked voters via Twitter: