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McKelvin named AFC Specs Player of the Week

Posted Nov 21, 2012

Leodis McKelvin has been named the AFC’s Special Team Player of the Week for his performance in Week 11.

McKelvin registered a 79-yard punt return-touchdown in the Bills’ 19-14 win over Miami on Thursday Night Football. His 79-yard PR-TD was the longest in Week 11 and was the Bills’ only touchdown of the game. It marked the third-longest punt return in the league this season.

McKelvin, the only player in Bills history with two punt return TDs in the same season, leads the NFL in punt return average (21.9) while ranking seventh in league kickoff return average (28.3).

He has three punt return-touchdowns since 2011, second-most in the NFL (Patrick Peterson, four), and five return TDs in his career overall (interception, kickoff).

In his fifth season from Troy, this is McKelvin’s first career Special Teams Player of the Week Award. He is the first Bills player to win Special Teams Player of the Week since Rian Lindell in 2011 (Week 3) and the first return man to win the award since C.J. Spiller in 2010 (Week 3).

Quarterback Matt Schaub of the Houston Texans (Offense) and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (Defense) claimed the other weekly AFC honors.