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November 02, 2016


HOUSTON – The NFL named Houston Texans P Shane Lechler the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week following his performance in the team’s 20-13 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.


Lechler punted four times for 203 yards, averaging 50.8 gross yards per punt. Detroit’s average starting field position following his four punts was on their own 13-yard line. Lechler averaged 49.5 net yards per punt, which led the NFL in Week 8 (min. 4 punts).


He also pinned 3-of-4 punts inside the 20-yard line, which tied for the second-highest total in the league that week. Playing in his 262nd career game, Lechler tied Ray Brown for the 27th-most games played in NFL history.


This is the first time Lechler has earned Player of the Week honors as a Texan and the 38th time a Houston Texan has been named Player of the Week in franchise history. It is also the 13th time Houston has won the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award in team history and second this season (WR Will Fuller V, Week 4).



Player                               Award                                 Week                   Year

Shane Lechler                 Special Teams                   8                            2016

Will Fuller V                     Special Teams                   4                            2016

Whitney Mercilus           Defensive                           1                            2016

J.J. Watt                            Defensive                           17                          2015

J.J. Watt                            Defensive                           11                          2015

DeAndre Hopkins           Offensive                            6                            2015

Randy Bullock                 Special Teams                   16                          2014

Ryan Fitzpatrick              Offensive                            13                          2014

J.J. Watt                            Defensive                           11                          2014

J.J. Watt                            Defensive                           4                            2014

J.J. Watt                            Defensive                           15                          2012

Matt Schaub                    Offensive                            11                          2012

J.J. Watt                            Defensive                           3                            2012

Arian Foster                     Offensive                            7                            2011

Arian Foster                     Offensive                            4                            2011

Glover Quin                     Defensive                           12                          2010

Matt Schaub                    Offensive                            6                            2010

Andre Johnson                Offensive                            2                            2010

Arian Foster                     Offensive                            1                            2010

Brian Cushing                  Defensive                           8                            2009

Brian Cushing                  Defensive                           6                            2009

Jacoby Jones                   Special Teams                   4                            2009

Matt Schaub                    Offensive                            2                            2009

Matt Schaub                    Offensive                            14                          2008

Steve Slaton                    Offensive                           13                          2008

Jacoby Jones                   Special Teams                   8                            2008

Jacoby Jones                   Special Teams                   6                            2008

André Davis                     Special Teams                   14                          2007

Kris Brown                       Special Teams                   5                            2007

Mario Williams               Defensive                           1                            2007

Kris Brown                       Special Teams                   16                          2006

DeMeco Ryans                Defensive                           13                          2006

Andre Johnson                Offensive                            4                            2006

Jerome Mathis                Special Teams                   8                            2005

Kris Brown                       Special Teams                   3                            2004

Chad Stanley                   Special Teams                   9                            2003

Avion Black                      Special Teams                   15                          2002

Aaron Glenn                    Defensive                           14                          2002



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