The NFL announced this morning that Colts running back Jordan Todman has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for week nine for his efforts in Indy’s win over the Green Bay Packers.
Todman got the action started on Sunday by taking the opening kickoff back 99 yards for a touchdown, and a little later he added another 61 yard return. He totaled 160 kickoff return yards on Sunday, which is the most by a Colt since 2006 and the 17th-most in Colts history for a single game, while his average of 80 yards per return is the highest single-game total in Colts history. It was also Indy’s first kickoff return touchdown since 2012 and the first on the opening kickoff since 1995. Todman’s 160 total kick return yards also ranks as the most in a single-game in the NFL this year.
This is the first time in his career that Todman has been named the Player of the Week, and it’s very well-deserved. He’s also the second Colts player to earn the honor this year, joining kicker Adam Vinatieri, who won it in week five. Vinatieri also won the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October.