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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Ginn named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week



Wide receiver excelled on returns against the Jets

By Aaron Wilson

November 4, 2009

This was one award that Ted Ginn Jr. didn't have to worry about being edged out for.

Following his two touchdowns on kickoff returns against the New York Jets, Ginn was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week today.

During the Dolphins’ 30-25 victory over the New York Jets last Sunday at Giants Stadium, Ginn became the first player in NFL history with two touchdowns of 100 yards or more in the same game.

The third-year veteran also became the eighth player in NFL history with two kick-return touchdowns in a game. Additionally, Ginn became the first player to record two returns for touchdowns in the same quarter since Green Bay’s Travis Williams accomplished the feat on Nov. 12, 1967 versus the Cleveland Browns.

Ginn also recorded the second most kickoff return yards in a game in NFL history with 299 which is second to Tyrone Hughes of the New Orleans Saints, who registered 304 yards against the L.A. Rams on Oct. 23, 1994.

Miami’s last non-kicker to win the award was Wes Welker, who was bestowed the honor in 2004.

At Ohio State, Ginn established an NCAA record with eight total touchdowns via returns.

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