Smith named Player of Week

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That was quite a return for Hunter the punter. In his return from being sidelined for a groin for the third game this season, Hunter Smith was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

Smith, who was on the field to hold for a field goal attempt last Sunday against the Denver Broncos, was honored for his brilliantly executed 35-yard touchdown pass to Mike Sellers off a fake.

Combined with his touchdown run on a fake field goal in Week 1 against the New York Giants, Smith became the first specialist in NFL history to rush and pass for a touchdown in the same season.

Smith, an All-State high school quarterback, won AFC Special Teams Player of the Week once during his decade as the punter for the Indianapolis Colts.

— David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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