The Kansas City Chiefs announced that running back Jamaal Charles has been named the AFC special teams player of the week for his play in Kansas City’s overtime upset victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Steelers on Sunday.
Charles opened the game with a 97-yard kickoff return. He finished the game with a career-high 158 kickoff return yards.
Charles is also Kansas City’s starting running back. He has started the past three games since the Chiefs suspended and then cut Larry Johnson. Charles had 58 yards rushing against the Steelers in addition to his return work.