Packers K Mason Crosby named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

He made NFL history with five field goals of 40 or more yards in single game


Packers K Mason Crosby has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 11 after an historic performance at Minnesota.

Crosby was 5-for-5 on field goals, making kicks from 42, 47, 40, 42 and 52 yards. It's the first time in NFL history a kicker made five field goals of at least 40 yards in a regular-season game. The effort was especially impressive on the heels of a missed 52-yard field goal on the final play vs. Detroit a week earlier that would have won the game.

The player of the week award is also the sixth of Crosby's career, most in franchise history in the special teams category.

It's the second time in his career Crosby has made five field goals in one game. He's one of only three kickers in franchise history to accomplish the feat. Chris Jacke also did it twice, and Ryan Longwell did it once.

Crosby is now 17-of-19 on field goals for the 2015 season. Earlier this year he surpassed Longwell as the franchise's all-time leading scorer.

His previous player of the week awards were in 2007, 2010, 2011 (twice) and 2013.

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