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.