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Royal Named Special Teams Player of the Month.

October 28, 2009

royaleWide Receiver Eddie Royal has been named the Special Teams Player of the Month for October. This award is handed to the player believed to have had the most profound impact on special teams for the month.

Royal’s selection as AFC Special Teams Player of the Month is the first such award of his two-year NFL career. It marks the first time in club history that the Broncos have had multiple AFC Special Teams Player of the Month winners in the same year, with kicker Matt Prater also earning that award in September. It’s always exciting to see Broncos players win this many awards.

He is being given the award after returning a kick and a punt return for a touchdown in one game against the Chargers.

During three October games, Royal returned eight punts for 134 yards (16.8 avg.) with one touchdown (71 yds.) and five kickoffs for 158 yards (31.6 avg.) with one score (93 yds.) to total 292 return yards and two return touchdowns. He was the only player in the NFL to rank among the league’s top-four players in both kickoff return average (3rd) and punt return average (4th) for the month, and his two special-teams return scores led the league in October.

Congratulations to Eddie! He’s becoming one of the better returners in the league quickly!




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