Lockett named special teams player of the week after historic game against Cardinals

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GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 03: Wide receiver Tyler Lockett #16 of the Seattle Seahawks is congratulated by DeShawn Shead #35 and Bobby Wagner #54 after a punt return against the Arizona Cardinals during the second quarter of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

SEATTLE – It’s not really a surprise, but it’s still special.

Tyler Lockett was named the NFL’s special teams player of the week on Wednesday after setting a Seattle Seahawks record with 139 yards on four punt returns Sunday.

Lockett became the first player in NFL history with three punt returns of 30 or more yards, as he broke off runs of 31, 42 and 66 yards in a 36-6 victory at the Arizona Cardinals.

It’s the first player of the week award for Lockett, who was voted into the Pro Bowl last month. He set a Seahawks rookie record with 1,915 all-purpose yards this season.

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