Bengals punter Kevin Huber today was named by the NFL as the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
In the team’s 17-10 victory at San Diego on Sunday, Huber posted career highs in gross and net average, both at 55.5, on four punts. He had a 75-yard punt, tying the club record for distance, and he totaled two inside-20 kicks with no touchbacks. The 75-yarder was downed at the SD four. On the other three punts, the Chargers had one return for zero yards and two fair catches. Huber also was holder on a 46-yard field goal that gave the Bengals a two-score lead in second half, the team’s only FG try of the day.
This is the fifth weekly or monthly AFC award earned by the Bengals this season. Previously, LB Vontaze Burfict earned the weekly Defensive Player award (Week 11 vs. Cleveland), WR Marvin Jones won the weekly on offense (Week 8 vs. N.Y. Jets), QB Andy Dalton won the weekly on offense (Week 6 at Buffalo) and Dalton won the monthly offensive award for October.
Last season, the Bengals established a franchise record with seven weekly or monthly AFC awards.
The last Bengal to win Special Teams Player of the Week was CB Adam Jones, in his role as punt returner in Week 2 of 2012 vs. Cleveland.