INDIANAPOLIS – The NFL today announced that Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 6. This marks the first time he has earned the award in his career.
In the Colts’ 33-28 victory over the Houston Texans, McAfee recovered an onside kick, which led to a touchdown. It marked the third consecutive onside kick recovery of the season for Indianapolis. The rest of the NFL is a combined 1-of-13 (7.7%) on onside kicks this year. McAfee contributed with four punts for 159 yards in the game, pinning three of them inside the 20-yard line. He also added six touchbacks on kickoffs.
McAfee leads the NFL in punting net average (44.8) and kickoff touchbacks (33) in 2014 and ranks sixth in punting gross average (47.5). In September, he earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Month honors.
McAfee is the second Colts player to earn AFC Player of the Week honors this season. Quarterback Andrew Luck won the award for his performance in Week 3 at Jacksonville.
2014 COLTS AFC PLAYER OF THE WEEK RECIPIENTS
Week 3: Andrew Luck – AFC Offensive Player of the Week
Week 6: Pat McAfee – AFC Special Teams Player of the Week
2014 COLTS AFC PLAYER OF THE MONTH RECIPIENTS
September: Pat McAfee – AFC Special Teams Player of the Month