TAMPA — Bucs punter Jake Camarda was named NFC special teams player of the monh for September, the NFL announced Thursday morning.
Through three games, Camarda is tied for the NFC lead with seven punts inside the 20-yard line. He has the longest punt in the NFL so far this season (74 yards) and leads the league in 50-plus (9), 55-plus (7), 60-plus (5) and 70-plus-yard (2) punts.
The fourth-round pick in the 2022 draft out of Georgia has punted 14 times for 768 gross yards and 629 net yards. His 54.9 gross yards per punt leads the NFL this season, while his 44.9 net yards per punt ranks fifth among punters with 10 or more attempts. His 74-yard punt Monday against the Eagles matched his franchise record and tied for the longest in the NFL this season.
In addition, he had 11 kickoffs for touchbacks this month and recovered a blocked field goal.
Camarda ranks second in NFL history in gross average (49.8) and seventh in net average (42.1) among players with 90 or more career punts.
Camarda has won special teams player of the week honors twice (Week 2 of 2023 and Week 9 of 2022) and is the second Bucs punter to win the monthly honor, joining Josh Bidwell (November 2005).
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