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
|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
|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 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|