Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Jackson named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month

Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson was named NFC special teams player of the month for September. Jackson led the NFL with a 22.2-yard punt-return average and had an 85-yard punt-return touchdown.

· He also had 12 catches for 259 yards and two touchdowns and added five rushes for 48 yards.

· His 85-yard punt-return touchdown in Week 1 was the second-longest punt-return TD in team history.

· Jackson scored touchdowns of 85, 71 and 64 yards during the month to become the first player in NFL history to record a 60+ yard TD in each of the first three games of a season.

· In his second season from California, this is Jackson’s first career Player of the Month Award. He was recognized earlier this year as the NFC Special Teams Player of Week 1.

· Jackson is the first return specialist in team history to be named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month. He joins kicker DAVID AKERS (November 2000, October 2007) and punter SAV ROCCA (September 2008) as the only Eagles to be honored with a monthly award.

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