Seahawks Punter Michael Dickson Named NFC Special Teams Player Of The Week

For the second time this season, Seahawks punter Michael Dickson was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.


Seahawks punter Michael Dickson missed out on Pro-Bowl honors when the teams were named this week despite putting up very impressive numbers this season, but his week wasn't entirely without recognition for his standout play.

Dickson was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week on Wednesday for his play in Seattle's Week 15 win at Washington, his second time earning Player of the Week honors this season and the third time in his career.

Dickson punted four times in Sunday's win over Washington, averaging 50.8 yards per kick, had a 51-yard-per-kick net average thanks to a negative return, and all four punts pinned Washington inside its 20-yard line, with drives starting at the 4, 10, 4 and 14-yard line.

"Michael Dickson had a huge game today," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after the game. "We were playing field position all day long, and he did a great job of keeping them deep and making their offense go the long haul."

Dickson also earned Player of the Week honors for his play in Seattle's Week 2 win over New England, as well as in Week 8 of his rookie season. Dickson also took home Player of the Month honors for November during his rookie season in which he earned first-team All-Pro and Pro-Bowl honors.

Through 14 games, Dickson is having an even better season than his All-Pro rookie campaign, averaging 49.4 yards per punt, which ranks second the league, 44.1 net yards per punt (fourth), and has a league-best 27 punts down inside the 20.

And as kicker Jason Myers was quick to point out Sunday, Dickson also serves as Seattle's holder and, along with Pro-Bowl long snapper Tyler Ott, has been a part of Myers' success as he has made a franchise record 31-straight field goals, including a team-record 61-yarder earlier this season.

"Ott and Dickson and the guys in front do a tremendous job," Myers said Sunday. "There's a lot of kickers in the league that would love to have the operation that we have, great snaps all day, great holds."

The Seahawks invited 300 employees from 12 local non-profit organizations to a one of a kind drive-thru holiday experience inside the Lumen Field Event Center Parking Garage as a way to thank the employees for going above and beyond to serve our community this year.

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