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Chargers punter Drew Kaser named AFC special teams player of week

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 01:  Drew Kaser #8 of the San Diego Chargers punts during a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers at Qualcomm Stadium on September 1, 2016 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Getty Images

Chargers punter Drew Kaser has been in the news for the wrong reasons this year, so he deserves some recognition when he does well.

The rookie punter was named AFC special teams player of the week, after putting four of his five punts inside the 20 in San Diego’s upset win over the Broncos.

When the Chargers lost to the Raiders last week, he mishandled a potential game-tying field goal, and his holding duties were given to backup quarterback Kellen Clemens.

The sixth-round pick from Texas A&M was off to a slow start this year, and ranks 31st in the league in gross average (41.0 yards per punt) and 27th in net (37.6).

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6 Responses to “Chargers punter Drew Kaser named AFC special teams player of week”
  1. scrimshawturtle says: Oct 19, 2016 10:26 AM

    Hysterical when you consider the guy probably shouldn’t even be on an NFL roster.

  2. icanspeel says: Oct 19, 2016 10:27 AM

    That is 1 way to bounce back from a rough start to your career

  3. sindiegosage says: Oct 19, 2016 10:38 AM

    Shouldn’t be on an NFL roster??? Your ignorance knows no boundaries.

    He was an All-American and Ray Guy Award finalist in 2013 after leading the SEC with a 47.4-yard average (beating perennial Pro Bowler Shane Lechler’s school record), and had nice follow-up seasons in 2014 (44.5-yard average, 19-of-56 punts inside the 20). Kaser broke that school record again in 2015 (47.47) on his way to first team All-SEC honors, placing 21 of 60 punts inside the 20-yard line.

    He’s played in 6 NFL games. He’ll be fine.

  4. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Oct 19, 2016 10:45 AM

    That was a sweet win for Bronco haters everywhere.

  5. National Fanatic says: Oct 19, 2016 11:27 AM

    Kaser has had three 4th quarter “teen”yard punts this year, including a 17 yard punt against the Raiders. He should have a long career and the Chargers staff is sticking with him, which probably boosts his confidence vs. the Broncos.

  6. gromit45 says: Oct 19, 2016 12:09 PM

    Still doesn’t make up for a 18 yard punt and a mishandled FG snap.

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