Wide receiver Stefan Logan has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after his Week 5 performance against the St. Louis Rams.
Logan broke for a 105-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to begin the second quarter, inevitably igniting a 44-6 win.
Logan: “I appreciate every guy on the special teams group: punt return, kickoff return team, coverage units. Coach has a lot in store for us, he has a lot of things that he wants to do to get us free as far as what we’re doing for kickoff return, punt return and so I have to applaud those guys as well because with their help that’s what sprung me lose to get me that long kickoff return. I feel good as far as showing what I can do that I’m a little guy, but I’m going to go hard. I give 120 percent every time.”
He is the first Lions special teamer to be named NFC Player of the Week since kicker Jason Hanson earned the honor during Week 8 of the 2007 season.
The last Lions kick returner to get the nod was R.W. McQuarters in Week 5 of the 2005 season.
Additional notes regarding Logan’s return:
- Logan’s 105-yard kickoff return tied for the longest kickoff return in team history. He tied CB Terry Fair who recorded a 105-yard touchdown September 28, 1998. It was the first kickoff return for a touchdown since TE Casey FitzSimmons returned an onside-kick 42 yards for a score vs. Chicago October 28, 2007. The last non-onside kickoff return for a touchdown by the Lions was WR Eddie Drummond’s 92-yard kickoff return for touchdown at Minnesota November 21, 2004.
- In League history, Logan’s 105-yarder is tied for the sixth longest kickoff return for touchdown.
- He also recorded 2 punt returns for 24 yards, including a 17-yard return in the third quarter that set up a Lions touchdown drive that began at the St. Louis 41-yard line.
- Logan is also a member of the team’s kickoff cover unit that allowed just an 18.3 yards per return average on 9 returns.
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