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Williams, Hartwell and Vanderjagt, named AFC Players of the Week
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams,
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ed Hartwell, and Indianapolis Colts kicker Mike
Vanderjagt, were named the AFC's Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams
Players of the Week, respectively, for the 12th week of the NFL season.
Williams, who earned his second career Player of the Week honor, ran for 143
yards on 29 carries and two touchdowns in a 30-3 win over San Diego. With
1,056 yards, he is the AFC's third-leading rusher. Williams also set the
Dolphins' record with six 100-yard games.
Hartwell posted 15 tackles in the Ravens' 13-12 win over Tennessee to earn his
first career Player of the Week honor. He helped Baltimore snap the Titans'
five-game winning streak.
Vanderjagt became the first player in league history to kick two field goals
over 50 yards at the end of regulation (54 yards) and in overtime (51 yards)
in a 23-20 win over Denver. He finished with three field goals against the
Broncos to earn Player of the Week honors for the second time this season and
sixth in his career.
Other nominees for the offensive award were New England quarterback Tom
Brady, Oakland quarterback Rich Gannon, Oakland running back Charlie Garner,
Indianapolis wide receiver Marvin Harrison, Kansas City running back Priest
Holmes, Cincinnati wide receiver Chad Johnson, Baltimore running back Jamal
Lewis, Cleveland wide receiver Dennis Northcutt, Oakland wide receiver Jerry
Rice and Pittsburgh quarterback Kordell Stewart
On the defensive side of the ball, Oakland linebacker Eric Barton, New
England linebacker Roman Phifer, Pittsburgh cornerback Chad Scott and Miami
defensive end Jason Taylor were considered for the award.
Baltimore safety Ed Reed, Pittsburgh kicker Jeff Reed and New England
defensive end Richard Seymour were also nominated for AFC Special Teams Player
of the Week.
11/27 16:36:44 ET
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