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Wimbush player of the week

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.

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