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Colts RB Nyheim Hines named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

The running back returned three punts for two touchdowns and 195 yards against the Carolina Panthers.
Indianapolis Colts' Nyheim Hines (21) celebrates as he runs back a punt for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Colts running back Nyheim Hines has earned the honor of AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after his impressive Week 16 performance against the Carolina Panthers.

Hines returned two of three punts for touchdowns. He totaled 195 yards on punt returns. The performance broke franchise records for punt return yards, punt return average (65), and punt return touchdowns in a single game.

It's the first time Hines has won the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honor.

He is the fourth Colts player this season who has earned AFC Player of the Week honors:

  • Justin Houston: Week 5 AFC Defensive Player of the Week
  • Jacoby Brissett: Week 7 AFC Offensive Player of the Week
  • Adam Vinatieri: Week 8 AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

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