Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Atlanta's Matt Bryant makes history
By Pat Yasinskas
Matt Bryant made a big kick for the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. He also made history Wednesday.
Bryant was named the NFC's special teams player of the week. Bryant also won the award in Week 4 of this season. That's where the history part comes in. Bryant also won the award twice with the New York Giants in 2002 and with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (once in 2006 and once in 2008.
That puts Bryant in elite company. He joins Chris Doleman, Brad Johnson and Warren Moon as the only players in history to win player of the week awards with three different teams.
Bryant made a 47-yard field goal with nine seconds left Sunday to give the Falcons a 20-17 victory against Green Bay.