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Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his Week 13 performance, it was announced today.
Brown totaled 74 punt return yards, including a 71-yard punt return for a touchdown in Pittsburgh’s 45-10 victory against Indianapolis. It marked his fourth career punt return for a touchdown, tying the Steelers’ all-time record. Brown also recorded two receiving touchdowns on offense to become the first player in Steelers’ history to record a punt return for a touchdown and two receiving touchdowns in the same game.
Also in the contest, Brown became one of three Steelers to record 1,500 career punt return yards. He is the first player in team history and 10th player in NFL history to tally 6,000 receiving yards and 1,500 punt return yards in his career.
This marks the third time he has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, after earning the honor in Week 17 in 2014 and Week 12 in 2011.