Adam Vinatieri Named AFC Special Teams Player Of The Week

Adam Vinatieri Named AFC Special Teams Player Of The Week

Indianapolis – The NFL today announced that Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 8. This marks the 19th time he has earned Player of the Week recognition in his career, which is the most by any kicker in NFL history.

In the Colts’ 15-13 win over the Denver Broncos, Vinatieri converted three field goals for nine points. He had a 51-yard field goal with 22 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to establish his 29th career game-winning kick in the final minute of the fourth quarter or overtime. Vinatieri had a 55-yard field goal at the end of the second quarter that tied for the second-longest field goal of his career (regular season and postseason). It marked the fourth time in his career he converted two field goals of 50-plus yards in a single game. Vinatieri improved his NFL record as the oldest player in NFL history to convert two 50-plus yard field goals in the same game. He also improved his NFL record as the oldest player to kick a 50-plus yard game-winning field goal in the final minute of the fourth quarter or overtime.

Vinatieri is the third Colts player to earn AFC Player of the Week honors this season, joining defensive end Justin Houston (AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 5) and quarterback Jacoby Brissett (AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 7).

Photo Credit: Colts.com

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