Dexter McCluster named AFC special teams player of December

Rob Carr

The Kansas City Chiefs have one of if not the best return man in the NFL. Dexter McCluster was rewarded with the AFC special teams player of the month award.

The Kansas City Chiefs learned this week that Dexter McCluster has been named the special teams player of the monthfor December. A well-deserved honor for a player who is having an outstanding season. So good, in fact, that McCluster was also named to the Pro Bowl earlier this month (a game he will hopefully miss as the Chiefs play in the Super Bowl).

The bulk of McCluster's honor comes due to his seven-punt return, 177-yard performance on December 8 against the Washington Redskins. McCluster scored in that game, his second punt return of the season. The next week he had three returns for 23 yards and last week against the San Diego he had one punt return for 32 yards.

McCluster has not been the Chiefs regular punt return until this season. He's done it in the past but not regularly. I remember talking to Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub for the first time in training camp and without hesitation he said McCluster was his punt returner. He never wavered from that.

The results speak for themselves. McCluster's 58 punt returns for 686 yards are both Chiefs franchise records. It was enough for a Pro Bowl nod for the fourth-year player.

Congrats to DMC on a big month!

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