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Quigley Named AFC ST Player of the Week

Had Career-Best 5 Punts Inside the 20 & Filled In Ably for Folk on Placements/Kickoffs vs. Jaguars


The NFL has named the Jets' Ryan Quigley its AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his triple duty as punter/placekicker/kickoff man in the 28-23 win over Jacksonville.

Quigley punted nine times, placing five of the kicks at the Jaguars 15 or deeper. The five inside-the-20 punts are his career best and one off the Jets' record of six by Steve Weatherford vs. Miami in 2010.

And filling in for the injured Nick Folk, Quigley converted all four of his extra point kicks. He's the first NFL player to punt at least nine times and convert at least four PATs since the Cowboys' Danny Villanueva in 1966 against the Cardinals, then of St. Louis.

"Quigs" also was fairly Folk-like on his five kickoffs, placing all five in the end zone, drawing a touchback on one and an inside-the-20 on another.

This is the first AFC weekly award for the third-year punter out of Boston College and the second by the Jets this year following Darrelle Revis' AFC Defensive POW honor after Game 2 at Indianapolis. Quigley is the first Jet to win the special teams award since Folk took it twice in 2013, and he's the only Jets punter to win it besides Tom Tupa in 2001.

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