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K RYAN SUCCOP NAMED AFC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Posted Oct 4, 2011

The National Football League informed the Chiefs on Tuesday that K Ryan Succop has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in Week 4 of the 2011 NFL regular season.

Succop (6-2, 218) was five-for-five on field goal attempts with a PAT, tallying a career-high 16 points en route to a 22-17 victory vs. Minnesota (10/2) at Arrowhead Stadium. The South Carolina product was successful on two 50 yard field goal attempts, tying the club’s franchise record. Succop now has five field goals of 50 yards in his career, the fourth-highest total in team annals. Kansas City’s placekicker connected on a career-long 54-yard field goal in the third quarter to give Kansas City a lead it wouldn’t relinquish. His five field goals tied the club’s record for most field goals in a single game, joining K Jan Stenerud and K Nick Lowery.

Succop was selected as the final pick in the 2009 NFL Draft (256th overall). He has connected on 52 of 65 career field goal attempts (.800) and has successfully hit on 75 of 75 PATs for 231 points in 36 games with the club.

Succop is the first Chiefs player to earn AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors since RB Dexter McCluster did so in Week 1 of the 2010 campaign vs. San Diego (9/13/10).

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