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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Stroughter wins player of the week honors

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas

Tampa Bay’s Sammie Stroughter has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

Stroughter, a rookie wide receiver, took over return duties after Clifton Smith was injured on a hit by Carolina’s Dante Wesley. Stroughter responded with a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and became only the third player in franchise history to return a kickoff for a touchdown. Stroughter finished with 142 yards on three returns.