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    Tavon Austin Named NFC Special Teams Player Of The Week

    Tavon Austin named NFC special teams player of week

    2 hours ago • By Jim Thomas jthomas@post-dispatch.com

    Despite his two long touchdown receptions Sunday at Indianapolis, Tavon Austin couldn’t beat out New Orleans QB Drew Brees, who threw for about a billion yards against Dallas, for NFC offensive player of the week.

    But Austin’s big day didn’t go unnoticed. He was named NFC special teams player of the week after returning four punts for 145 yards, including a 98-yard return for a TD in the second quarter of the Rams’ 38-8 victory at Lucas Oil Stadium.

    Austin’s punt return was the second-longest in Rams franchise history. He joins Eddie Kennison (in 1998) as the only rookie returners in franchise history to win special teams player of the week.

    Since the move to St. Louis in 1995, the Rams had only eight punt returns for a touchdown prior to Austin’s score against Indy. It’s only the third punt return for TD for the team since 2002.

    Here’s the list of “St. Louis” Rams punt return TDs:

    1996

    Eddie Kennison, Game 4 vs. Arizona, 66 yards

    Eddie Kennison, Game 10 vs. Atlanta, 78 yards

    1998

    Eddie Kennison, Game 2 vs. Minnesota, 71 yards

    1999

    Az-Zahir Hakim, Game 3 vs. Cincinnati, 84 yards

    2000

    Az-Zahir Hakim, Game 1 vs. Denver, 86 yards

    2002

    Dre Bly, Game 14 vs. Arizona, 78 yards

    2007

    Dante Hall, Game 2 vs. Dallas, 85 yards

    2011

    Nick Miller, Game 11, vs. Arizona, 88 yards

    2013

    Tavon Austin, Game 10 vs. Indianapolis, 98 yards


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    Re: Tavon Austin Named NFC Special Teams Player Of The Week

    Hopefully things can change and we have the next Devon Hester.

    GO RAMS BEAT DA BEARS!!!

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    Re: Tavon Austin Named NFC Special Teams Player Of The Week

    Best wishes for Tee A to accomplish progressive success as a WR and punt returner!



    BTW, I saw TA in the post game interview after defeating the Colts -- very nice attitude / rapport.

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