The Kansas City Chiefs' De'Anthony Thomas has been named the AFC special teams player of the week for his performance against the Oakland Raiders in Week 15, including an 81-yard punt return touchdown.
AFC Special Teams Player of Week 15: @KCChiefs PR-RB De'Anthony Thomas (@CHECKDAT6). 1st career Player of the Week Award— Jon Zimmer (@NFLhistory) December 17, 2014
. @KCChiefs' De'Anthony Thomas' 156 PR yards were most by #NFL rookie in a game since Mike Haynes in 1976— Jon Zimmer (@NFLhistory) December 17, 2014
DAT's touchdown was a thing of beauty, showcasing his speed as well as some nice blocks, including one from Junior Hemingway. We've been waiting for DAT to truly break out since he returned a punt 80 yards for the score in the preseason. This is his first regular season touchdown return.
Let's hope this isn't the last touchdown return for DAT this year. The Chiefs sure could use one against Pittsburgh this weekend.
DAT SPEED http://t.co/5QCzCXWXLS— Clay Wendler (@ClayWendler) December 14, 2014