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Steelers Antonio Brown named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

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Brown caps off historic season with one final regular season award.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

In a season in which Antonio Brown's receiving success never earned him an Offensive Player of the Week award, he capped off his record-writing 2014 regular season with a special teams award.

On the speed of his 71-yard punt return touchdown in the first quarter of the Steelers' 27-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, Antonio Brown was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. The news was announced Wednesday.

Brown's 129 catches this season are the second-most in the history of the NFL, trailing Indianapolis's Marvin Harrison, who had 143 in 2002. Largely unreported is the fact Brown finished eighth in the NFL with a 10.6 yards per punt return mark.

He was selected to his second consecutive Pro Bowl team, and the third of his five-year NFL career. He has 239 catches the last two seasons, leading the NFL, and will most likely be named to the All Pro first team.