Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Browns' Benjamin wins AFC weekly award
By Jamison Hensley
The longest punt return in Browns history earned rookie Travis Benjamin some added recognition.
Benjamin was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his 93-yard return for a touchdown that swayed the momentum early in the Browns' 30-7 rout of the Chiefs.
It marked the longest punt return in Browns history, surpassing the previous record of 92 set by Eric Metcalf in 1994. It was also the first time a Browns rookie returned a punt for a touchdown since Ben Davis in 1967.
This is the first AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award for Benjamin, a fourth-round pick in this year's draft. Benjamin, who is the Browns' No. 2 returner behind Josh Cribbs, becomes the first Browns rookie to earn the award since Andre' Davis 10 years ago.