Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff December 22, 2010 09:28 AM
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.