Logan Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Posted by Tara Altman on October 13, 2010 – 11:30 am

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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6 Responses to “Logan Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week”

  1. By DETROIT on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    WAY TO GO GUYS ,THIS IS YOU’RE #1 FAN DETROIT…. THIS IS THE START OF A BEAUTIFUL SEASON. LEAVE A LEAGACY. THE CITY NEEDS SOME POSTIVE INFLUENCE FROM ALL THE PLAYERS ON AND OFF THE FIELD.IT IS TIME TO FILL THE HALLS OF FORD FIELD WITH PLAYERS WHOM WENT TO THE H.O.F. 1957 WAS A LONG TIME AGO.. GENTLEMEN IT IS TIME . YOU NOW HAVE A COACH WHO IS CALM UNDER PRESSURE AND MAKES THE RIGHT DECISIONS. LISTEN AND PLAY HARD THIS IS THE SEASON THAT THE KING OF THE JUNGLE TAKES BACK HIS DOMAIN. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU DETROIT……

  2. By Chris on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    That was an outstanding moment! Not only did it spark the team, it also sparked the fans. I knew it was just a matter of time before he broke one for us. He has definitely help the team with field position since he was brought in. I`m a believer, can`t wait to see him do it again.

  3. By terry putman on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t know much about logan but I knew there was something special about him the first time I saw him.I really can’t believe we have only won 1 game with the amount of talent on this team.I think we will go down as the best o_n 4 team in nfl history which will b recognized by everyone by the time we get to the playoffs. We got a lot of good games ahead of us and I can’t wait to watch them all.go lions!

  4. By t. mosley on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    Congrats!!! You deserved it! I don’t think your return sparked one win, i think it will start the beginning of a true playoff run. Thanks Stef. Also, I read Shawn Merriman is going to get cut, tell someone he would be a good addition to the team when healthy!!!Just a thought. Take care

  5. By Daniel on Oct 14, 2010 | Reply

    About time we got a pro returner. Last great one we had was Mel Grey. Drummonds was good too.

  6. By terry putman on Oct 14, 2010 | Reply

    I think were gonna take the momentum from last weeks win and clobber the giants! Who’s with me?

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