Dan Connolly named AFC special teams player of the week


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Associated Press

Patriots offensive lineman Dan Connolly has been named the AFC special teams player of the week for his 71-yard kickoff return to set up a touchdown in the Patriots’ 31-27 victory over the Packers.

According to a Patriots news release, Connolly is the second offensive lineman to receive the award. The Raiders’ Langston Walker won in 2004 for blocking a field goal.

The Elias Sports Bureau reported that Connolly’s return was the longest ever by an offensive lineman.

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