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The National Football League today announced that Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 17. This marks the seventh time in his career that Succop has earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors, and the second time this season after also winning in Week 8. He becomes the first player in Buccaneers history to secure the special teams award twice in the same season. 

In a 44-27 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 17, Succop converted all eight kicks that he attempted, scoring 14 points for the Buccaneers. His eight kicks tied with Buffalo Bills' kicker Tyler Bass for the most made in Week 17, while his 14 points tied for the most by an NFC kicker. Succop became the third kicker in franchise history to attempt eight-or-more kicks in a game without a miss. 

The 14 points in Week 17, brought Succop's total to 136 on the year, pushing him ahead of Matt Bryant (131 in 2008) for the most points scored in a season in team history. His 136 points ranked as the sixth-most in the NFL this season and his 90.3 field goal percentage (28-of-31) finishes as the second-best mark in team history.

Among active kickers, Succop ranks fifth in points scored (1,182) and sixth in field goals made (264). His 94.7 field goal percentage mark inside of 40 yards is the sixth-best among kickers with at least 250 field goal attempts, since distances became regularly tracked by the league in 1991.

Succop is one of four Buccaneers to win a weekly award in 2020, joining Shaquil Barrett (Defensive, Week 3), Tom Brady (Offensive, Week 4) and Devin White (Defensive, Week 7). The five weekly awards are the team's most in a single season since 2005.


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