Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dan Carpenter earns second special teams award of 2010

Miami Dolphins placekicker Dan Carpenter has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his five-field goal effort against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8.

In addition, Carpenter set a new career long in the game with a 54-yard field goal in the second quarter.

Carpenter, who also converted his five field-goal attempts against the Pittsburgh Steelers the previous week, becomes just the fourth kicker in NFL history to go 5-for-5 in back-to-back games.

The award is Carpenter's second of the season, having also earned the award in Week 6 after kicking three field goals, including a then-career-long 53-yarder and the 44-yard game-winner in overtime, against the Green Bay Packers.

Signed to a four-year contract in the offseason, Carpenter has now won the AFC Special Teams award four times in less than three full seasons in the NFL.

The former undrafted free agent from Montana has converted on 18 of 20 field-goal attempts this season for a 90-percent mark, with his last miss coming on a blocked field goal against the New England Patriots in Week 4.

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