Matt Prater To Be Honored As AFC Special Teams Player Of The Month


Published: September 30, 2009

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... player of the month after his fantastic start to the 2009 season.

Broncos fans remember the Prater from early last season who seemed well on his way to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl only to self-destruct as the season wore on.

Prater has arguably the strongest leg I have ever seen, one that has earned him this special honor after he made seven of his nine field goal attempts, including three from 40 yards or beyond.  He also leads the AFC with seven touchbacks, touchback percentage (46.7 percent), and 13 kickoffs that have reached the end zone. 

He has also helped the Broncos lead the AFC in opponents' starting field position with an average spot on the 20.6 yard line.

In their 3-0 start, the Broncos' special teams play has been an area that often goes overlooked, mainly because their defense is overshadowing everything else right now, but the defense might not be what it is today if not for the play of Prater and the Broncos' special teams unit, coached b...

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