Falcons receiver Roddy White, Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora and Lions return man Stefan Logan have been named the NFC players of the month for October, the league announced today.
White wins the offensive player of the month award after he caught 29 passes for 489 yards and three touchdowns in October. White’s average of 122.3 yards a game was the best in the league in October, and he currently leads the league with 54 catches. This is White’s first player of the month award.
Umenyiora wins the defensive player of the month award after he had seven sacks and six forced fumbles while the Giants went 4-0 in the month. He had multiple-sack games in wins over the Bears, Texans and Lions. This is Umenyiora’s first player of the month award, and he’s the first Giant to be named defensive player of the month since Michael Strahan in October of 2001.
Logan wins the special teams player of the month award after leading the NFL with a 35.9-yard kickoff-return average and coming in third in the league with an 18.4-yard punt return average. Logan also plays on the Lions’ kick coverage units, where he recovered two fumbles.