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MCCLUSTER NAMED AFC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Posted Sep 15, 2010

Last Chief to win AFC Special Teams POW honors was Jamaal Charles (11/22/09)

         The National Football League informed the Chiefs on Wednesday that WR Dexter McCluster has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in Week 1 of the 2010 NFL regular season.

         McCluster (5-8, 170) registered a franchise-long 94-yard punt return TD in Kansas City’s 21-14 victory on Monday Night Football vs. San Diego (9/13). McCluster’s TD return was the longest in a player’s NFL debut since Tampa Bay WR Jacquez Green had a 95-yard punt return TD at Green Bay (9/13/98). The Chiefs set a team record with 160 team return yards in the contest. McCluster finished the game with three punt returns for 100 yards. His 33.3 punt return average currently leads the NFL.

         McCluster is the first Chiefs player to earn AFC Special Teams POW honors since RB Jamaal Charles did it in Week 11 of the 2009 campaign vs. Pittsburgh (11/22/09).

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