The National Football League announced on Wednesday that RB/KR C.J. Spiller has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
This is Spiller's second special teams player of the week award – he last won the award in Week 3 of the 2010 season.
Spiller is the second consecutive Bills player to be named Special Teams Player of the Week this season (Dan Carpenter won in Week 1). This is the second time in Bills history that two Buffalo players have won this award in consecutive weeks. The last time this occurred was in 1994 when P Chris Mohr won in Week 2 and K Steve Christie won in Week 3.
Below is a summary of Spiller's performance against the Miami Dolphins last week.
• Spiller returned two kickoffs for 122 yards (61 average), including a career-long 102-yard touchdown, in Buffalo's 29-10 win against Miami.
• With the Bills holding a 9-3 lead in the third quarter, Spiller's touchdown was the first of the game and provided Buffalo with a 16-3 lead.
• Spiller also rushed for 69 yards on 12 carries (5.8 average), including a 47-yard run. He is the first player with a 100-yard kickoff-return touchdown and 45+ yard run in the same game since 1973 (BOB GRESHAM, September 23, 1973).
• He is the first NFL player to score a kickoff-return touchdown in 2014 and first Bills player to do so since BRAD SMITH (October 21, 2012 vs. Tennessee).
• Spiller (two) is now one of four players in franchise history with multiple kickoff-return touchdowns in their careers.
• In his fifth season from Clemson, this is Spiller's second career Special Teams Player of the Week Award. He also won the award in Week 3 of his rookie season (2010).
• He is the second consecutive Bills player to be named Special Teams Player of the Week this season (DAN CARPENTER), marking the first time two Buffalo players have won the award in back-to-back weeks since 1994 (P Chris Mohr in Week 2 and Steve Christie in Week 3).