Tyreek Hill Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month

Hill adds another honor to his Pro Bowl season

The accolades keep coming for the Kansas City Chiefs' rookie fifth-round pick, Tyreek Hill, who was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month on Thursday for his performance over the final five games of the regular season.

Last Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, Hill had the longest punt return in franchise history—an electrifying 95-yard touchdown in the third quarter that gave the Chiefs a 34-17 lead.

It was the second touchdown return for Hill over the past month, as back on December 8 at home against the Oakland Raiders, he had a 78-yard punt return that will always be remembered for the crowd chanting, "TY-REEK, TY-REEK," moments before he broke off a key touchdown in that victory, which helped lead the Chiefs to their first AFC West title since 2010.

Hill joins former standout returner Tamarick Vanover as the only Chiefs rookies to ever win this monthly award.

Earlier this week, Hill was also given his third weekly honor of the season as he was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

Hill had won the award previously after his performance against the Raiders in Week 12, and he had also won the AFC Offensive Player of the Week after his performance against the Denver Broncos in Week 14.

It's worth noting that all of Hill's weekly awards this year have come after games against AFC West teams. Hill led the NFL this year with eight touchdowns against divisional opponents. 

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