The National Football League today announced that Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie WR Sammie Stroughter was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 6.
Stroughter earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors after becoming just the third player in franchise history to return a kickoff for a touchdown with his 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, tying the longest in team history. The touchdown return came late in the third quarter after Stroughter replaced an injured Clifton Smith, who last season recorded a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at Kansas City (11/2/08). Stroughter totaled three kickoff returns for 142 yards and the touchdown against Carolina.
This marks the 24th time in team history, and the first this season, that a Buccaneer has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
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