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Harrison Butker named AFC’s special teams player of the week for Week 2

The kicker sent his team home with a victory thanks to two 58-yarders against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Kansas City Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The NFL named Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker its AFC special-teams player of the week for Week 2.

Butker, 25, was 3 for 3 on field goals in the Chiefs’ 23-20 overtime win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Butker hit from 58 yards out in the third quarter, 30 in the fourth quarter and 58 again in overtime to send the Chiefs home with a victory.

This is Butker’s fourth weekly award win since joining the Chiefs in 2017. Butker won the award twice in 2017 and most recently in Week 9 of 2019 against the Minnesota Vikings, when he hit a 44-yarder in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter to give the Chiefs a much-needed win.

With the offseason departure of punter Dustin Colquitt, Butker assumed a leadership role among the specialists. The Chiefs signed the kicker to a five-year contract extension last June that will keep him in Kansas City through 2024.

In the other awards, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen won AFC offensive player of the week and Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt won AFC defensive player of the week.

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