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Browns kicker named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns rookie kicker Cade York has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance this past Sunday in the Browns 26-24 win at Carolina in Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season.

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He became the fifth rookie in NFL history to win Special Teams Player of the Week.

York made all four of his field goal attempts, including a game winning 58-yard attempt with eight seconds remaining.

The fourth-round pick from this year’s NFL draft out of LSU also converted on both of his extra point attempts.

“That is rare performance for a rookie, as we all know,” said Head Coach Kevin Stefanski. “Pretty unprecedented for him to go do that. Just going to continue to grow with him.”

York is the Browns player to win the award since punter Jamie Gillian in Week 2 in 2019 and the Browns kicker since Phil Dawson in Week 15 in 2005.

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The Browns host the New York Jets Sunday afternoon, September 18, at 1:00 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.

You can watch the game on Channel 7.