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Sam Martin named NFC special teams player of the week

Posted Dec 2, 2015

Punter Sam Martin was named NFC special teams player of the week for his performance vs. the Eagles.

Punter Sam Martin was named NFC special teams player of the week for his performance vs. the Eagles:

  • Martin had an outstanding game on all 12 of his kicks (4 punts and 8 kickoffs) in the Lions’ 45-14 win over Philadelphia on Thanksgiving.
  • Martin registered a career-high 8 touchbacks on 8 kickoffs in the game. He also had 4 punts and finished with a 46.0 average and 45.3 net average.
  • Martin not only set a career high with 8 touchbacks, but he registered the most touchbacks off kickoffs by any kicker in the NFL this season.
  • By recording 8 touchbacks on 8 kickoffs, Martin joins six kickers since 1991 to finish a game with a 100-percent kickoff touchback percentage on 8 kickoffs.
  • On 12 kicks (4 punts, 12 kickoffs), the Eagles average drive start following those kicks was the 25-yard line.