Clifton Smith wins weekly special teams honor
RB/KR Clifton Smith was named the NFC's special teams player of the week for Week 9, the NFL announced today.
Smith earned the honor largely for his 83-yard kick return in the fourth quarter against Green Bay, a return that set up his offense for a pivotal touchdown in the Bucs' come-from-behind win. Smith finished with four punt returns for 54 yards (13.5 per attempt) and two kick returns for 107 yards (53.5 per attempt).
Rookie WR Sammie Stroughter, filling in for an injured Smith, won the honor in Week 6 for a kickoff-return touchdown.