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Vernon, House win special teams player of week honors

Olivier Vernon AP

Block things that have been kicked into the sky, and you have a chance to win things.

Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon won AFC special teams player of the week honors for getting his hands in the air, and Packers cornerback Davon House won the NFC version for making a similar play.

Vernon blocked a field goal attempt, and also recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown in the Dolphins 30-9 win over the Jets. He helped the Dolphins become the first team in 20 years to block a field goal, a punt and recover an onside kick in the same game.

House actually blocked the punt that teammate Dezman Moses recovered for a touchdown in the Packers’ win over the Jaguars, overcoming the fact the Packers had just 10 men on the field.

It was the Packers’ first blocked punt since 2003.

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4 Responses to “Vernon, House win special teams player of week honors”
  1. oraclepz1 says: Oct 31, 2012 1:08 PM

    Great job Olivier!!! Keep it up solid 3rd round rookie so far..

  2. dukemarc says: Oct 31, 2012 1:14 PM

    Thatta boy, Davon – that kid is going to be special

  3. jimmysee says: Oct 31, 2012 2:08 PM

    Come On Packers — now you figured out how to do it — now you gotta do it every week!

    Go Pack Go!

  4. cuda1234 says: Oct 31, 2012 9:00 PM

    How could the Jets possibly get a punt blocked – don’t they have the Best Football Player In The World lined up as the personal punt protector?

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