Lacy led all rookies this season, with 1178 yards and 11 touchdowns, despite sitting out some early games due to a concussion,. He averaged 4.1 yards per carry on the season, and helped lead the Packers to the NFL Playoffs, where they lost to the San Francisco 49ers.
A second-round pick out of Alabama, Lacy was a key part of the Crimson Tide offense in their run to the 2012 BCS National Championship, in which the Tide dominated an overmatched Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He became a key part of the Packers offense, too, in his rookie NFL season. Lacy was called on to carry a big part of the offensive load, with an injury limiting Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Lacy was also voted a second-team All-Pro in his first NFL season, and figures to be an integral part of the Packers offense for some time to come.