Just a day after Buffalo Bills returner Deonte Harty was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, punter Sam Martin was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month.
Martin led the AFC in percentage of punts inside the 20 (64%), percentage of punts inside the 10 (29.4%), and percentage of punts inside the 5 (11.8%) during December/January. He also limited opponents to an average starting field position of their own 19.1-yard line, which led all AFC punters.
The honor marks Martin’s first career player of the month and makes him the first Bills punter to earn the recognition since Brian Moorman in November 2006.
With kicker Tyler Bass being named player of the month in September, it marks the first time both Bills specialists have earned player of the month honors in the same season.