Browns punter Spencer Lanning had a memorable day on Sunday.
He became the first NFL player since Sam Baker of the Eagles in 1968 to punt, kick an extra point and throw a touchdown pass in the same game during Cleveland’s 31-27 victory over the Vikings. It’s little surprise, then, to learn that the NFL has named him the AFC special teams player of the week.
Lanning threw a touchdown to tight end Jordan Cameron on a fake field goal try. Lanning, who is usually just holding the ball, stood up after taking the snap and hit a wide-open Cameron for an easy touchdown. He then kicked the final extra point because Billy Cundiff was out with a quadriceps injury.
Not bad for a guy who didn’t start playing football until an injury interfered with his soccer career during high school.