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Andy Lee named NFC special teams player of the week

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Punters don’t get enough love from the people who give out awards, but Andy Lee of the 49ers got his Wednesday.

Lee was named NFC special teams player of the week after a strong outing in last Thursday’s win over the Seahawks.

He averaged 45.6 yards on five punts, with a 44.6 net (which means he enabled his coverage to get there in time to prevent a return). Four of the punts made the Seahawks start inside their own 20.

The best was the last one, which made the Seahawks start a potential game-tying drive at their own 11 with 1:48 left in the game.

Lee set the league record with a 44.0-yard net average last year.

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7 Responses to “Andy Lee named NFC special teams player of the week”
  1. hendeeze says: Oct 24, 2012 12:20 PM

    Andy Leg!

  2. DonRSD says: Oct 24, 2012 1:07 PM

    I’m a Giants fan, but Lee is money as a kicker.
    What a great asset to have.

    GO BIG BLUE!!!

  3. joewilliesshnoz says: Oct 24, 2012 1:10 PM

    I remember Andy when he was booming them at Pitt, now he’s the best at his position, like a couple of other ex-panthers, Fitzgerald, Revis, McCoy .

  4. cubsin2049 says: Oct 24, 2012 1:12 PM

    I bet Harbaugh is complaining that he wasn’t named Special Teams Player of the Year already.

  5. jagssb11 says: Oct 24, 2012 2:02 PM

    Dude loves to kick.

  6. cletusvandam says: Oct 24, 2012 2:12 PM

    With Alex Smith as your QB you better have a great punter!

  7. the1849ers says: Oct 24, 2012 2:49 PM

    He’s like a pro golfer with that back spin.

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