Levens NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Dorsey Levens impact performance returning kicks in Green Bay's 34-25 win at New York Sunday earned him NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the final week of the regular season, the NFL announced today.<p>

Levens rolled up 138 yards on four returns for a 34.5-yard average in the win over the Giants at the Meadowlands, locking up a home playoff game.

"I just can't say enough about his contributions," Green Bay Head Coach/GM Mike Sherman said. "He gave us a short field."

Levens'53-yard return to start the second half led to an eventual touchdown which gave the Packers a 24-10 lead. Green Bay's average field position following kickoffs was its own 44-yard line.

In his eighth season out of Georgia Tech, this is Levens' second Player of the Week Award, but first for special teams. He was named Offensive Player of the Week in Week 17 of the 1999 season.

Levens joins teammates Ahman Green (offense weeks 1 & 8), Brett Favre (offense week 5) and K.D. Williams (special teams week 3) as recipients of the player of the week award this season.

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