CHARLOTTE – Kicker Joey Slye has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after going 3-for-3 in Carolina’s 16-10 win over the Texans.
Slye, an undrafted rookie from Virginia Tech, converted attempts of 48, 55 (career-long) and 26 yards in the victory.
Joey Slye named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week
“You have confidence the dude can hit the ball from pretty much anywhere,” head coach Ron Rivera said after the game. “He had a good, solid day today. And, again, I really do appreciate who he is because he comes in, and he’s tough-minded. He can’t wait for the opportunity.”
Slye missed the first field goal attempt of his career in the opener, but he’s gone 10-for-10 since. He’s currently the leading scorer in the NFL.
Slye has also gone 9-for-9 on extra points so far this season, and only two of his 21 kickoffs have been brought out of the end zone.