Blair Walsh wins NFC special teams player of month

Reuters

Vikings kicker Blair Walsh keeps not missing, so he keeps winning awards.

The rookie was named NFC special teams player of the month for December.

He was actually 11-of-12 on field goals for the month, but hit all five attempts from 50 yards or longer. For the season, he’s 10-of-10 from long-range, a league record.

Three of those came at St. Louis on Dec. 16, a single-game record for field goals of 50 yards or longer.

While many teams are hesitant to draft kickers, or trust young ones, Walsh has been well worth the investment of a sixth-rounder.