Bears kicker Robbie Gould NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week


LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for hitting three field goals in Chicago’s 22-20 win against Oakland, including the winner from 49 yards with two seconds left on the clock.

Gould has now kicked 12 game-winning field goals in his career.

The seventh most accurate kicker in NFL history (86 percent, 252-of-293), Gould is the franchise record holder for career field goals made and career field goals made of 50 yards or more (19). He needs only five points to surpass Kevin Butler (1,116) and become the Bears’ all-time leading scorer. Gould is the longest tenured Bears player on the roster.

This is Gould’s third career Special Teams Player of the Week award (Week 9 of 2005 and Week 16 of 2006).

In other news, the Bears elevated safety Demontre Hurst from the practice squad to the active roster and signed guard/center Ryan Seymour to the practice squad.

Hurst is the second safety added to the 53-man roster this week after veteran Antrel Rolle suffered an ankle injury in the victory against the Raiders. The Bears signed veteran Sherrod Martin on Tuesday.

The club’s former starting nickel back, Hurst transitioned to safety in the preseason to enhance his value to the team. He has appeared in 16 games with 36 tackles and one interception over two seasons in Chicago.