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.