Jaguars running back Derrick Wimbush was today named by the NFL the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Wimbush returned three kickoffs for 138 yards (46.0 yard average), including a 91-yard return for a touchdown in the third quarter to help Jaguars to their 24-17 win over Arizona. The Jaguars' record improved to 8-3. The 6-1, 220-pound undrafted free agent from Fort Valley State ranks sixth in the NFL with a 26.1 yard average. He became the second Jaguars rookie and fifth player overall to return a kickoff for a touchdown in team history.
This marks the first Player of the Week award for Wimbush. The Jaguars have earned a conference-best three weekly special teams honors this season. Josh Scobee won in Weeks 1 and 5, and Mike Peterson won defensive honors in Week 9.