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Zuerlein Honored Again

Posted by nickwagoner on December 5, 2012 – 4:32 PM

– Rams rookie K Greg Zuerlein was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week on Wednesday, the second time he’s earned the honor this season.

– Zuerlein, of course, was honored for his clutch performance from long distance in Sunday’s win against the 49ers. He booted a 53-yard field goal down the middle as time expired in regulation to send the game into overtime. Later, with about a half minute to go in overtime, he calmly booted the game winning field goal just inside the left upright to give the Rams the win.

– In the process, Zuerlein became the first kicker in league history to hit from 50-plus yards to send a game into overtime at the regulation buzzer and then hit from 50-plus again to win it in overtime.

– Zuerlein has hit from 50-plus seven times this season, setting a franchise record and he now is just one behind the record for most makes from that distance in a season with four games to go.

– Zuerlein is the first Ram to win two Player of the Week awards in one season since 2001 when QB Kurt Warner and LB London Fletcher won multiple offensive and defensive player of the week awards, respectively.

– Plenty more to come later. Thanks for reading.

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