The Washington Times - November 18, 2009, 10:57AM

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