Steelers WR/KR Antonio Brown Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 04: Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates a second quarter punt return for a touchdown while playing the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on December 4, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Steelers WR Antonio Brown has received heaps of praise from Steeler Nation, and Wednesday, he received some national recognition.

Brown, a second-year receiver and return man, was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week on the speed of a 60-yard punt return touchdown in Week 13 against Cincinnati.

Brown, who is second in the AFC with 12.2 yards per punt return, took a kickoff back for a score against Tennessee in 2010, but this is his first punt return touchdown.

Brown also has 50 catches for 774 yards and a touchdown receiving this season.

While fellow second-year man Emmanuel Sanders has recently taken over kick return duties (likely in an effort to keep Brown fresh), Brown is averaging 27.8 yards a kick return this year, with 17 returns of 20+ yards. Both numbers are among the best in the NFL.

Brown's touchdown last week accentuated a thorough thrashing of the visiting Bengals, and special teams highlighted the win. Along with his touchdown, the Steelers blocked a field goal and forced and recovered a fumble.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Behind the Steel Curtain

You must be a member of Behind the Steel Curtain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Behind the Steel Curtain. You should read them.

Join Behind the Steel Curtain

You must be a member of Behind the Steel Curtain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Behind the Steel Curtain. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker