On Thursday, New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October.
Gostkowski’s selection marks the fourth time in his career that he has earned Player of the Month honors and the first since September 2015. His other two selections came in October 2008 and 2013. Gostkowski also has won six AFC Special Teams Player of the Week awards.
This past October, Gostkowski converted 11/12 field goal attempts, was a perfect 15/15 in extra point attempts, while kicking 17 touchbacks. He also became the 19th kicker in NFL history to reach 350 career field goals after connecting on five field goals in the win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 14. Gostkowski presently leads the NFL in scoring among kickers with 77 points.
In the midst of his 13th season as a New England Patriot, Gostkowski is the teams all-time leading scorer with 1,690 points and 357 career field goals. is the Patriots all-time leading scorer with 1,690 points and 357 career field goals. He owns the top-three scoring seasons in team history and became the first player in NFL history with five 150-point seasons after scoring 156 points in 2017.
Teammate Josh Gordon tweeted praise for Gostkowski following the news.