Punter Marquette King has been named the AFC Special Teams player of the week

Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King has been named the AFC Special Teams player of the week.

Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his week 16 performance against the San Diego Chargers.

This is the first time that King has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, and marks the 23rd time a Raider has won the award. It's the first time a special teams player from the Raiders won the award since kicker Sebastian Janikowski won it against the Chiefs in 2012.

King contributed to the Raiders Thursday Night win against the Chargers on Christams Eve by punting eight times for 400 yards (50.0 average) with a long of 65 yards. Six of his punts were downed inside the San Diego 20-yard line (second-best in the NFL) and his 49.8 net average led the NFL in week 6. King pinned his 39th punt of the season inside the opponents' 20-yard line, setting a new single-season franchise record since it became an official statistic in 1976.

This is the second time this season that Oakland has had a player win the Player of the Week Award, as defensive end Khalil Mack won the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his dominating performance against the Denver Broncos in Week 14. Safety Charles Woodson was named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for October.


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