There has been no question that DeSean Jackson (pictured) has been the explosive weapon of the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense, but the 2nd-year Wide Receiver has also been a huge factor in terms of returning punts. Today, he was named Special Teams Player of the Week, the 4th award he’s received from the NFL all season. His 72-yard kick run-back for a touchdown against the Giants in last week’s 45-38 victory made him the clear choice for the honor, and it only solidifies what has been a remarkable season.
He previously was given awards in Week 1 vs. the Panthers (85-yard punt return for a TD), Week 7 against the Redskins (69 receiving yards, 67 rushing yards, 2 TD), and for the month of September in which he managed to keep the league’s top punt returning average. Through 12 games this year (he missed one with a concussion), Jackson has notched 8 total touchdowns and 50 receptions for 947 yards.