Logan named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

The Lions official site reports on WR Stefan Logan being named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his outing vs the Rams this past Sunday:

Wide receiver Stefan Logan has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after his Week 5 performance against the St. Louis Rams.

Logan broke for a 105-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to begin the second quarter, inevitably igniting a 44-6 win.

Logan: “I appreciate every guy on the special teams group: punt return, kickoff return team, coverage units. Coach has a lot in store for us, he has a lot of things that he wants to do to get us free as far as what we’re doing for kickoff return, punt return and so I have to applaud those guys as well because with their help that’s what sprung me lose to get me that long kickoff return. I feel good as far as showing what I can do that I’m a little guy, but I’m going to go hard. I give 120 percent every time.”

He is the first Lions special teamer to be named NFC Player of the Week since kicker Jason Hanson earned the honor during Week 8 of the 2007 season.

The last Lions kick returner to get the nod was R.W. McQuarters in Week 5 of the 2005 season.

Additional notes regarding Logan’s return:

* Logan’s 105-yard kickoff return tied for the longest kickoff return in team history. He tied CB Terry Fair who recorded a 105-yard touchdown September 28, 1998. It was the first kickoff return for a touchdown since TE Casey FitzSimmons returned an onside-kick 42 yards for a score vs. Chicago October 28, 2007. The last non-onside kickoff return for a touchdown by the Lions was WR Eddie Drummond’s 92-yard kickoff return for touchdown at Minnesota November 21, 2004.
* In League history, Logan’s 105-yarder is tied for the sixth longest kickoff return for touchdown.
* He also recorded 2 punt returns for 24 yards, including a 17-yard return in the third quarter that set up a Lions touchdown drive that began at the St. Louis 41-yard line.
* Logan is also a member of the team’s kickoff cover unit that allowed just an 18.3 yards per return average on 9 returns.


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