Believe it or not, things get even better than talking to Florio. Hilton has been named the AFC special teams player of the week for his performance in the 20-13 win.
Hilton returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown to give the Colts an early lead over Buffalo and helped ice the victory with a touchdown catch in the second half. He’s the first Colts player ever to score both ways in the same game and the first rookie to do it since Dez Bryant in 2010.
It’s been a good year for Colts rookies. Andrew Luck has also won conference player of the week honors and the team has also gotten key offensive contributions from running back Vick Ballard and tight ends Dwyane Allen and Coby Fleener. It’s helped the team to a 7-4 record and reflects very well on General Manager Ryan Grigson’s work in his first year making personnel decisions for the franchise.
If you didn’t catch Hilton on PFT Live, don’t feel too bad. It’s available right over here.