Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Jacoby Jones named AFC player of week
By Jamison Hensley
Ravens kickoff returner Jacoby Jones was named AFC special teams player of the week after a record-tying runback Sunday.
In his first game running back kickoffs for the Ravens, Jones returned one 108 yards for a touchdown in the win over the Cowboys. It tied New England's Ellis Hobbs and Green Bay's Randall Cobb for the longest in NFL history.
"We’ve been talking about getting a big play and breaking a play like that all year, and we have been close,” coach John Harbaugh said. "To set the National Football League record for a kickoff return, in what was the difference in the game, was pretty special.”
Since entering the NFL in 2007, Jones is tied for fifth in the NFL with five returns for touchdowns (three off punts and two off kickoffs).
This marks Jones’ fourth special teams player of the week award in his six-year career. He most recently won the award in 2009 (Week 4) with the Houston Texans.