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BARKER NAMED AFC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

The Jaguars' Bryan Barker has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Jaguars' 21-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers last Monday.

Barker punted seven times for 297 yards for a 42.4 average. He had three punts inside the 20, including one which was downed at the one-yard line by Reggie Barlow, and two fair catches. The Steelers returned only two punts for a total of four yards, giving Barker a 41.9 net average.

This marks the second time Barker has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, being honored also in Week 13 in 1996. He is the second Jaguar to earn the honor this year, as Barlow returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown against the Chiefs in Week 2, marking the first touchdown return of a punt in franchise history. In the game, Barlow returned three punts for a team-record 134 yards.

The Jaguars have also had two players earn AFC Offensive Player of the Week: James Stewart (Week 1) and Fred Taylor (Week 3).

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