Kansas City Chiefs' wide receiver Byron Pringle put together a performance to remember on Sunday as part of a dominant victory over Denver, and while the work put in on special teams doesn't often garner the attention it deserves, Pringle's efforts against the Broncos earned some recognition from the NFL.
Pringle was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week on Wednesday - marking his first career accolade – after returning a kickoff for a 102-yard touchdown in Sunday's victory. It was the fourth-longest kickoff return in franchise history and the longest touchdown of any kind this season.
It was Pringle's first kickoff return of the season and he certainly didn't waste it.
"I always want to take full advantage of my opportunities," Pringle said after the game. "Whenever my name is called, I'm going to give it my all."
The three-year veteran also played a big role in punt coverage earlier in the game, downing a 57-yard kick inside the 1-yard line to force the Broncos to begin their next drive just inches from their own end zone.
The performance came on the heels of another impressive showing against the Buffalo Bills in Week 6, when Pringle hauled in a big catch on third-and-long to move the chains and essentially secure the victory.
The former Kansas State star has earned some major opportunities lately to show what he can do, and if the last two games are any indication, Pringle is making the most of them.