Saints rookie kicker Lutz wins NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

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Saints kicker Wil Lutz delivered the biggest kick of his young career to beat the Panthers last Sunday, and on Wednesday Lutz was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

Lutz’s 52-yarder as time expired beat the Panthers in the weekend’s wildest game, 41-38. Lutz made five extra points and two field goals in the game.

He’s now 7-of-11 on field goals for the season.

Lutz is an undrafted rookie out of Georgia State. He spent the summer with the Ravens, who kept Pro Bowler Justin Tucker as their kicker, but Lutz is proving he’s pretty good in his own right.

5 responses to “Saints rookie kicker Lutz wins NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

  1. I think you meant with 10 seconds left instead of as time expired. The Panthers ran 2 plays after the FG…js

  2. “Comparing a rookie with the legendary Tucker.

    A bit premature, if I may say so myself.”

    There was no comparison, the author said he’s becoming a good kicker in his own right.

    He was in camp with the Ravens, that’s all.

    WHO DAT!

  3. Funny how the NFL hit Lutz with a ‘random’ drug test the morning after he nailed the biggest kick of his career. Last year after Brees said he’d like to play until he’s 45, the very next morning NFL hit Brees with a ‘random’ test as well SMH

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