The National Football League announced today that Washington punter Tress Way has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the team’s Week 14 win against the San Francisco 49ers.
This is the fourth NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honor for the talented punter, and Way becomes the first Washington special teamer to capture the award four-plus times.
Way joins a pretty exclusive club comprising Art Monk (5), Darrell Green (5), Mark Rypien (4) and Kirk Cousins (4) as the only players in Washington franchise history to be awarded NFC Player of the Week four-plus times. It also marks the first time in franchise history that players on the team have earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week three-plus times in one season (Tress Way Week 11 and 14 & Dustin Hopkins Week 13).
With Ryan Kerrigan having won NFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 1, along with the three NFC Special Team Player of the Week honors, the burgundy & gold has ammassed four Player of the Week awards this season — the first time that has happened since 2008.
In Sunday’s game against the 49ers, Way punted eight times for 398 yards (49.8 avg.) and pinned one punt inside the 20 yard line. His 47.9 net average led all NFC punters in Week 14 and his 49.8 gross punting average was second-best in the NFC in Week 14. Further, his 398 punting yards were second among NFC punters (a sign, perhaps, that the offense wasn’t really moving the ball consistently), and his booming punt of 58 yards was tied for the longest among NFC punters in Week 14.
Now it’s time to send Tress Way to the Pro Bowl (again). Simply retweet the tweet below to vote for Tress Way: