The NFL has named Kansas City Chiefs punter Tommy Townsend as its AFC special teams player of the week for Week 15 of the 2022 NFL season.
Congrats to Tommy Townsend! pic.twitter.com/nVukeif1t5— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) December 21, 2022
Townsend performed well during the Chiefs’ 30-24 overtime win over the Houston Texans, recording four punts — two of which landed within the 20-yard line. Townsend’s four punts had a net average of 42.5 yards, leading to the Texans’ average starting field position being the 17.5-yard line after Townsend touched the ball.
Not everyone will agree with the league’s decision.
Regardless, this marks the third weekly award for the third-year pro, who also took home weekly awards in Week 15 of 2020 and Week 9 of 2021. Townsend also has two special teams player of the month awards, having won it in November 2021 and September 2022.