Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry named AFC special teams player of month

Jarvis Landry averaged 35.6 yards per kickoff return in October.

Mike Dinovo

Miami Dolphins rookie Jarvis Landry has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October, the NFL announced on Thursday.

Rebounding strongly after an uneven start to the season, Landry returned five kickoffs for 178 total yards. His 35.6 yard average kickoff return was the second-highest in the league and the highest in franchise history for the month of October.

For the season, Landry’s average of 31.3 yards per kickoff return currently leads the NFL and he has returned 16 kicks for 500 total yards. His personal best of 74 yards is the sixth-longest return in the NFL.

Landry, who was a second-round pick in the 2014 draft, becomes the fourth Dolphins player to win the award after kicker Olindo Mare (October 1999), kicker Dan Carpenter (November 2008 and October 2010) and returner Ted Ginn Jr. (November 2009).

The honor comes one day after Dolphins safety Louis Delmas was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

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