Oct 27, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop (6) celebrates after kicking a field goal the first half of the game against the Cleveland Browns at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Kicker Ryan Succop Selected as AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Kansas City Chiefs place kicker Ryan Succop was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week today by the NFL.

Succop was instrumental in the Chiefs victory last Sunday against the Cleveland Browns at Arrowhead. He made field goals of 42 yards and 35 yards on the first two Chiefs’ drives of the game. Though he missed a 52 yarder in the third quarter, he connected on a 40 yarder with only :22 seconds left to put the game away.

In addition to his field goal kicking, his final kick off was a 65 yard bomb, eliminating the possibility of a return for the Browns and forcing them to play offense with no timeouts remaining.

Succop was drafted in 2009 with the very last pick of the draft that year. Thus, he earned the name “Mr. Irrelevant.” This season, much like the rest of his team, he has been anything but.

Succop becomes the fourth Chiefs player to be named a player of the week for the AFC this season. Line backers Justin Houston and Tamba Hali have both won the award for the defense – Houston was also named September Player of the Month – and Dexter McCluster brought home the award for the Special Teams in week 4.

Congrats to Ryan Succop on his award.

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  • Bosco Cletus

    A real unsung hero, dude has been making clutch kicks. Shame on Andy and staff for lining him up for the 52 yarder.

    • d-block

      Why? He’s proven he’s plenty capable.

      • Bosco Cletus

        Well it was a shutout up until that point, he misses that kick and then Cleveland scores two plays later. We have the highest paid punter in the game, there was no need to give up the field position.

        • stephan costa

          He just missed making the kick & I agree he’s very capableof nailing it from there. It was just bad luck & a good play call that got the Browns on the board. I like the call. Although your point about our all world punter is well taken & also a very viable option