KANSAS CITY MO - SEPTEMBER 13: Dexter McCluster #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs returns a punt for a touchdown as punter Mike Scifres #5 of the San Diego Chargers defends during the 1st half of the game against on September 13 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
And like that, poof. He's gone.
The Kansas City Chiefs' rookies put on a show last night against the San Diego Chargers and no rookie made more of a splash than OW Dexter McCluster. The former Ole Miss grad's 94-yard punt return was the catalyst for changing the momentum of the game. It was also the longest punt return in Kansas City Chiefs history, in case you didn't know that already.
That punt return catapulted Dexter McCluster into the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week voting. McCluster is there along with four other rookies:
- Nate Allen, S, Philadelphia Eagles - Allen had five tackles and an interception, which he returned 11 yards, in the Eagles' 27-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
- Tyson Alualu, DT, Jacksonville Jaguars - Alualu had three tackles and his first career sack in the Jaguars' 24-17 win over the Denver Broncos.
- Jahvid Best, RB, Detroit Lions - Best rushed for two touchdowns on 14 carries and added five receptions for 16 yards in the Lions' 19-14 loss to the Chicago Bears.
- Mike Williams, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Williams recorded five receptions for 30 yards and one touchdown in the Buccaneers' 17-14 win over the Cleveland Browns.
This is Dexter McCluster's poll for the taking.