Josh Scobee honored by AFC

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Posted Oct 26, 2011
Aaron Wilson


Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the sixth time in his career.

He tied an NFL record with three field goals of 50-plus yards to lead the Jaguars to a 12-7 win over Baltimore on Monday Night Football. Scobee hit all four field goals (54, 54, 22, 51) and scored all 12 points. He became the sixth kicker in NFL history with three field goals of 50-plus yards in a single game.



For the second consecutive season, Scobee has connected on his first 14 field goal attempts. Of his 14 field goals through seven games, nine are from 40-plus yards, which leads the NFL, including five of five from 50-plus yards (55, 53, 54, 54, 51). Scobee is in his eighth season as the team’s placekicker and has connected on 158 of 201 field goals (78.6 pct.) including 18 of 28 (64.3 pct.) from 50-plus yards.



The Jaguars signed linebacker Stephen Franklin to the practice squad and cut linebacker Joe Pawelek. For more coverage of the NFL, go to profootball.scout.com.


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