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Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for the month of October, capping off a tremendous run in the calendar month for the 43-year old kicker.

During the month, Vinatieri converted all 12 field goal attempts and all 13 PATs, scoring 49 points total. He led the NFL in field goals made and was second in the league in total points during that stretch. It also includes a five field goal performance in week five against the Chicago Bears, which tied his career high in single game field goals and single game points (17). Also in this month, Vinatieri notched a very significant milestone: he broke the NFL record for most consecutive field goals (43), a streak that dates back to last season and is still active.

It is the fifth career Special Teams Player of the Month award for Vinatieri, tying him for the most-all-time with Jason Hansen, David Akers, and John Carney. It is Vinatieri’s second Player of the Month award with the Colts (he also won in November of 2015) to go along with three while with the New England Patriots (October of 1998, September of 1999, and November of 2004), and amazingly his most recent one comes 18 years after his first one! In addition to this Player of the Month award, Vinatieri also was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week in week five this season.

Congratulations to Adam Vinatieri on this well-deserved honor!