Kansas City Chiefs’ tailback and Cleveland-area native Kareem Hunt put together a homecoming to remember in the Chiefs’ victory over the Cleveland Browns last weekend, and it earned the second-year running back some hardware.
Hunt was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday morning after tallying 141 total yards and three touchdowns on Sunday. It was Hunt’s third-career game with three or more touchdowns.
The performance was just a continuation of Hunt’s impressive play of late, which includes 368 yards from scrimmage and seven touchdowns in his last three games alone. Overall, Hunt ranks third in the NFL in rushing yards (683) and fourth in total offensive yards (995) while his streak of eight-straight games with a touchdown is the longest for a Chief since 2014.
This marks the first time that Hunt has won Offensive Player of the Week honors in his career and a third time this season that a member of the Chiefs has taken home the award. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes earned the distinction in both Week 1 and 2.
Hunt, Mahomes and the rest of the Chiefs will be back on the field this Sunday as the Chiefs take on the Arizona Cardinals at Arrowhead Stadium. Click here for tickets.