It’s not everyday that kickers get acknowledged in the NFL, but I guess today is one of those days.
According to Pro Football Talk, Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby was named the NFC special teams player of the week. In last weeks 22-9 win over the Detroit Lions, the seventh-year kicker made all five of his field goal attempts.
Through four games this season, Crosby has made all nine of his field goal attempts including a 52-yarder last weekend against the Lions.
This has been a great bounce back season for the kicker so far, who only completed 63-percent of his kicks last season. During the offseason, Crosby had to beat out kickers Giorgio Tavecchio and Zach Ramirez this offseason. So far, the choice to keep Crosby has worked out for Green Bay.
In seven seasons with Green Bay, the 29-year-old kicker has completed nearly 78-percent of his field goals. His career long is 58 yards.