Masthay is Special Teams Player of the Week

Green Bay Packers punter Tim Masthay has been honored as the NFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in Green Bay’s victory over Chicago.

Masthay is now the first punter to be named Special Teams Player of the Week in each of his first three NFL seasons. He was also honored with the award in Week 8 of 2010 and Week 13 of 2011.

In the second quarter of Thursday’s win, Masthay tossed a 27-yard touchdown pass on a fake field goal to tight end Tom Crabtree.

Masthay, 25, placed three of his punts inside the 20-yard line and had a net average of 42.0 yards per punt. With the dangerous Devin Hester back deep to return his punts, Masthay limited him to just eight total return yards.