Broncos mascot Miles holds a sign for Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater (5) following the win over the Tennessee Titans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Titans 51-28. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

Matt Prater Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week


For the fifth time in his career, Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

Prater set an NFL record for kicking a 64-yard field goal in the first half of the Broncos 51-28 win over the Tennessee Titans.

“I think just writing it in just a couple words doesn’t give it justice,” Peyton Manning said of Prater’s record-setting kick. “That record has been around for a long time, [K] Tom Dempsey and the guys that have tied—so just a real credit to him and [P Britton] Colquitt and [LS Aaron] Brewer. That’s a really awesome something to be a part of.”

Prater beat Dempsey, David Akers, Sebastian Janikowski, Matt Bryant, and former Bronco Jason Elam’s record setting 63-yard kicks.

This is the 25th time a Broncos player has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, and the seventh time this year a player from the club has earned conference Player of the Week recognition.

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  • DTVTechGuy

    Prater… Janikowski…. Elam… All modern day players… Was bound to happen and bound to happen in Denver for sure. Good for Prater…. Not worthy of POTW.