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By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com
Minneapolis, MN - The National Football League weekly honors have been released and Vikings rookie kicker Blair Walsh has been named the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week for his stellar performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Walsh went 4-for-4 on Sunday in his NFL debut. Walsh was solid throughout the game hitting from 20 and 42 yards but stole the show when he nailed a 55-yard field goal with no time on the clock that sent the game to overtime. Walsh went on to bang a 38-yarder through the uprights in the extra session, tieing him at 3rd for the longest overtime winner in Vikings history.
There have been four other Vikings kickers who have won the award in the past (Fuad Reveiz [2x], Gary Anderson [4x]. Eddie Murray and Ryan Longwell [2x]) but Walsh is the first rookie kicker to win the award in Vikings history.
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