Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt has been named the AFC’s offensive player of the week for his Week 9 effort against the Cleveland Browns.
Offensive Players of the Week (Week 9):— NFL (@NFL) November 7, 2018
AFC: @Chiefs RB @Kareemhunt7
NFC: @Saints WR @Cantguardmike pic.twitter.com/ahif0VXQWB
Hunt had 17 rushes for 91 yards and two rushing touchdowns and one 50-yard catch for another touchdown against Cleveland.
The award marks the first weekly award of Hunt’s career, though he did win three monthly awards in 2017—NFL offensive rookie of the month (September and December) and AFC offensive player of the month (September).
Hunt is the Chiefs’ first AFC offensive player of the week since Patrick Mahomes in Week 2.
The other winners this week were: Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (NFC offensive), Chargers cornerback Desmond King (AFC defensive), Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter (NFC defensive), Dolphins punter Matt Haack (AFC special teams) and 49ers punter Bradley Pinion (NFC special teams).