Jaguars rookie Greene named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Rashad Greene scored on a 73-yard punt return for a touchdown in Jacksonville's Week 14 win over the Colts.

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A 73-yard punt return for a touchdown in Sunday’s 51-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts helped Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Rashad Greene win AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for Week 14.

Greene scored off a Pat McAfee punt in the third quarter as part of a 48-3 run that helped the Jaguars snap the Colts’ NFL-record 16-game winning streak against AFC South opponents.

Via the Jaguars, Greene is the first Jacksonville returner to win the award since Maurice Jones-Drew was honored in Week 14 of the 2006 season.

A 2015 fifth-round pick out of Florida State, Greene has returned 11 punts this season for an average of 20.9 yards per return after missing seven games with a thumb injury.

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