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Seahawks punter Michael Dickson wins NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

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Last week, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson won NFC Player of the Week for his play against the Atlanta Falcons.

In Week 2, another Seahawk achieved player of the week honors.

Seahawks punter Michael Dickson was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the New England Patriots.

Dickson punted four times in Sunday's win over the New England Patriots, and four times the Patriots started the ensuing drive inside their own 20, including two punts downed inside the 10-yard line. 

The 24-year-old averaged 50 yards per punt on Sunday with no return yardage, including a 63-yarder, and one punt that stopped dead at the 2-yard line, and another that was fair caught at the 9-yard line.

It's the second time earning Player of the Week honors for Dickson, who first won the award in Week 8 of his rookie season.

Head coach Pete Carroll took notice of Dickson’s performance after the game against the Patriots.

"I thought special teams was spectacular tonight," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after the game. “Nick Bellore had two big tackles, Cody Barton had the hit of the night, a fantastic hit. Our coverage was great. Mike punted the ball great, hung them deep a bunch times, just controlled the field really well. Again, (Jason) Myers did his thing, hit everything. So, really happy with the kicking game, and really happy with the energy and the juice they provided the stadium and for our guys."

Although Wilson was deserving of Player of the Week honors for his five touchdown passes in Week 2, this week’s offensive winner in the NFC was Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott, who the Seahawks will face at CenturyLink Field this Sunday.

 

Congratulations to Dickson on winning NFC Special Teams Player of the Week!

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