‘Scottish Hammer’ Jamie Gillan wins AFC Special Teams award

Scottish punter Jamie Gillan has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week against the New York Jets after an impressive display for the Cleveland Browns.

Nicknamed”The Scottish Hammer”, Inverness-born Gillan acquired five punts in the 20-yard line in the Browns’ 23-3 win and contributes the total NFL in that category with eight in just two games this season.
His six punts from the Jets went a total of 231 yards and only one of them was able to be returned – for a paltry total of five yards.
Gillan, that went to college was not selected in the 2019 NFL Draft, but had been picked up from the Browns as a free agent and named after an impressive preseason.
Punt an 74 metres Gillan booted one in Cleveland’s second preseason game.
He’s the very first Browns punter to win the award because Spencer Lanning in 2013.
While Houston Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus was named Defensive Player of the week AFC Offensive Player of the Week honours went into Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
In the NFC, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson chose the award, Shaquil Barrett of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won defensive honours to get a screen and Chicago Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro won the special teams award due to his field goal.

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