ORCHARD PARK, NY – The National Football League today announced that RB Boobie Dixon has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
This is Dixon's first player of the week award. Dixon is the third Buffalo Bills player to win the special team player of the week award in 2014.
SPECIAL TEAMS: RB BOOBIE DIXON, BUFFALO BILLS
• Dixon blocked a punt that was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown in the Bills' 38-3 win against the New York Jets at Detroit's Ford Field on Monday night.
• In the third quarter, Dixon blocked RYAN QUIGLEY's punt at the goal line and linebacker MANNY LAWSON recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown that provided the Bills with a 24-3 lead.
• Dixon, who also blocked a punt in Week 2 against Miami, is the first Bills player with two blocked punts in a season since STEVE TASKER in 1990.
• He also rushed for 54 yards on 12 carries (4.5 average) and capped the scoring with a career-long 30-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
• In his fifth season from Mississippi State, this is Dixon's first career Player of the Week Award.
• He is the third Bills player to be named Special Teams Player of the Week this season, joining kicker DAN CARPENTER (Kickoff Weekend) and running back-kick returner C.J. SPILLER (Week 2).
• The Buffalo Bills are the only AFC team to produce three Special Teams player of the week honorees in 2014.