PatsFans.com
PatsFans.com
Mac JonesMac JonesTrey Lance
Search

New England Patriots > Patriots Blog > Patriots News

Gunner Olszewksi Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Robert Alvarez
Robert Alvarez on Twitter
12 months ago at 12:06 pm ET
Posted Under: Patriots News

Gunner Olszewksi Named AFC Special Teams Player of the WeekVincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots announced on Wednesday that wide receiver Gunner Olszewski has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week by the National Football League for his performance against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 13.

During Sunday’s 45-0 victory over the Chargers, Olszewski scored his first career NFL touchdown on a 70-yard punt return in the second quarter and followed that return up with an additional 61-yard punt return in the fourth quarter.

Olszewski became the first player in Patriots history with two punt returns of at least 60 yards in a single game and his 145 total punt return yards became the second-most by a Patriots player in a single game, trailing Mike Haynes 156 punt return yards in 1976.

In addition to his big day on special teams, Olszewski also logged his first career touchdown reception, a 38-yard pass from Jarrett Stidham in the fourth quarter.

Olszewski is the first Patriots player to have a receiving and punt return touchdown in the same game since Julian Edelman in 2014.  

For the third time this season the weekly special teams honor has gone to a Patriot, Olszewski’s joins kicker Nick Folk and his two AFC Special Teams Player of the Week selections for his game winning field goals in Week 9 and 12.

“I mean, I always want to go out there and do something with the ball when I get it. So I think today it just all happened right,” Olszewski said Sunday. “The blocking was good, I hit the lane like I was supposed to, like we practiced. And things sometimes fall like that.”

Following word of his selection, Olszewski thanked his teammates on Twitter.


Posted Under: Patriots News
Tags: Gunner Olszewski Jarrett Stidham Julian Edelman Mike Haynes Nick Folk


  • guest

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    0 Comments
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments

  • More News Headlines:

    Patriots Red Throwback Jerseys To Return After Decade-Long Absence

    Patriots Red Throwback Jerseys To Return After Decade-Long Absence

    By: Robert Alvarez
    The Patriots Hall of Fame confirms the team's red throwback jerseys will be making a comeback on the field next season.
    3 days ago
    ICYMI: Mac Jones, J.C. Jackson Earn Monthly NFL Honors For November

    ICYMI: Mac Jones, J.C. Jackson Earn Monthly NFL Honors For November

    By: Robert Alvarez
    Patriots quarterback Mac Jones and cornerback J.C. Jackson each earn monthly awards from the NFL for their success in November.
    3 days ago
    VIDEO: NFL Fan Therapy – Time For Francis To Bust Out The Red Sleeves

    VIDEO: NFL Fan Therapy – Time For Francis To Bust Out The Red Sleeves

    By: Robert Alvarez
    Check out the latest episode of "NFL Fan Therapy" featuring Patriots fan Francis discussing the upcoming "Monday Night Football" matchup.
    3 days ago
    VIDEO: Sights and Sounds From The Patriots Week 12 Victory Over The Tennessee Titans

    VIDEO: Sights and Sounds From The Patriots Week 12 Victory Over The Tennessee Titans

    By: Robert Alvarez
    Check out the sideline sights and sounds and victorious Patriots locker room during week 12 against the Tennesse Titans.
    3 days ago
    MORSE: 15 Observations from Week 12: Titans vs Patriots

    MORSE: 15 Observations from Week 12: Titans vs Patriots

    By: Mark Morse
    In the words of Larry the Cable Guy, “Let’s Git-R-Done” and that’s exactly what the Patriots did on Sunday. 
    6 days ago
    Search For Links: - CLOSE
    For searches with multiple players
    add commas (Ex: "Bill Belichick, Devin McCourty")