Texans CB Tremon Smith named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

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Houston Texans cornerback Tremon Smith was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after his big performance to help beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-16 in Week 15 at TIAA Bank Field.

Smith had a 98-yard kickoff return touchdown that put Houston ahead 14-3 in the first quarter. On the game, Smith had 121 kickoff return yards, a touchdown, a special teams tackle, and even a tackle on defense.

The touchdown return was the first of Smith’s career and the first for a Texans player since Jacoby Jones on Oct. 4, 2009 against the Oakland Raiders.

Smith is the 16th Texans player to win AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, and it marks the 50th time a Texans player has been named player of the week.

The last player of the week was Deshaun Watson in Week 11 of 2020. The last special teams player of the week was Angelo Blackson in Week 15 of 2019.