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December 11, 2013

BRONCOS K MATT PRATER NAMED AFC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, the NFL informed the Broncos on Wednesday.

Prater set an NFL record with his 64-yard field goal as time expired in the first half of Denver’s 51-28 win against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. He also led all NFL players with 15 points scored in Week 14 (3-3 FG, 6-6 PAT) to tie his career high.

The AFC Special Teams Player of the Week recognition marks the fifth such honor of his career. He joins wide receiver Trindon Holliday (Week 2)as Broncos AFC Special Teams Players of the Week this season.
       
Player of the Week and the seventh time this year a Bronco has earned conference Player of the Week recognition. 
 

LONGEST FIELD GOALS, NFL HISTORY

  Player Opp. (Date) LG
1. Matt Prater, Den. vs. Ten. (12/8/13) 64
2. David Akers, S.F. at G.B. (9/9/12) 63
  Tom Dempsey, N.O. vs. Det. (11/8/70) 63
  Jason Elam, Den. vs. Jac. (10/25/98) 63
  Sebastian Janikowski, Oak. at Den. (9/12/11) 63
6. Matt Bryant, T.B. vs. Phi. (10/22/06) 62
 
 

KICKER MATT PRATER’S CAREER AFC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS

Year Week Opp. (Date) Stats
2008 Week 5 vs. T.B. (10/5) 3-3 FGs, 55/40/27, 1-1 PAT, 10 pts., 4 KO for touchbacks
2009 Week 12 vs. NYG (11/26) 4-4 FGs, 26/32/47/24, 2-2 PAT, 14 pts., 5 KO for touchbacks
2011 Week 14 vs. Chi. (12/11) 2-3 FGs, 59/51, 1-1 PAT, 7 pts., 2 KO for touchbacks
2012 Week 4 vs. Oak. (9/30) 3-3 FGs, 21/43/53, 4-4 PAT, 13 pts., 8 KO for touchbacks
2013 Week 14 vs. Ten. (12/8) 3-3 FGs, 25/64/19, 6-6 PAT, 15 pts. 4 KO for touchbacks
 
 

DENVER BRONCOS 2013 AFC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS

Week Player Category
Week 1 QB Peyton Manning Offensive
Week 2 WR Trindon Holliday Special Teams
Week 3 QB Peyton Manning Offensive
Week 8 CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Defensive
Week 10 WR Demaryius Thomas Offensive
Week 13 WR Eric Decker Offensive
Week 14 K Matt Prater Special Teams


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