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Patterson: AFC Special Teams Player of the Week


JACKSONVILLE – Riley Patterson turned in a career-best performance in prime time.

A week later, he received a national honor.

Patterson, the Jaguars' second-year veteran kicker, on Wednesday morning was announced as the AFC's Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in a 19-3 victory over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., last Thursday.

Patterson, in his first season with the Jaguars, converted a career-high four of five field goals in windy, wet conditions. He converted from 32, 45, 41 and 37 yards and his four field goals were the most by an AFC kicker in Week 16.

Patterson became the third Jaguars player in as many weeks to be named AFC Player of the Week. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Weeks 3 and 14 and safety Rayshawn Jenkins was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 15. 

It marks the first time in franchise history the Jaguars have won the award three consecutive weeks in three different categories. Three Jaguars players were named Player of the Week in 1998 – running back James Stewart (offense), wide receiver Reggie Barlow (special teams) and running back Fred Taylor (offense).

Linebacker Devin Lloyd was named Defensive Rookie of the Month for September.

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