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Cleveland Browns kicker Cade York named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

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Posted at 9:13 AM, Sep 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-14 15:59:43-04

CLEVELAND  — The NFL announced on Wednesday that Cleveland Browns kicker Cade York has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the first week of the season.

In his NFL debut, York hit all four of his field goal attempts and two extra points.

York helped guarantee the Browns a victory after hitting a 58-yard game-winning field goal.

Cade York gives Browns first season opener win in 18-years with victory over Baker Mayfield-led Panthers

This was the first time since 2004 that the Browns won their season opener.

York’s 14 total points tied for the lead among all NFL players in Week 1, while his 58-yard field goal was tied for the second-longest field goal in Browns history.

He is the fifth rookie in NFL history to win the award week one and the first Browns player to win the award since punter Jamie Gillan since week two in 2019.

The award for York, while nice, is far from his focus. The kicker plans to keep his eyes set on their Week 2 matchup with the Jets rather than look back on the Week 1 performance.

"I mean, awards-wise, the week is over. So it doesn't really matter anymore. We've got 20 weeks left, hopefully, so just getting back to it," he said Wednesday. "Because as far as everything you're doing lately, lately I had a good game, but next week's a new game. Cleveland could hate me after next game, so it doesn't really mean anything. So, you kind of gotta stay pretty even-keeled, because if you're a roller-coaster, there's ups, but there's also downs."

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