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STOVER WINS AFC SPECIAL TEAM PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Wednesday - 10/11/2000

K Matt Stover has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, it was announced today by the NFL. Stover kicked five field goals in Baltimore's 15-10 win at Jacksonville, tying his career high (accomplished three times before). Matt kicked field goals of 47, 32, 43, 21 and 24 yards. The
47-yarder was his season long. Last week's contest was his 150th career NFL game. He also had a kickoff into a strong wind that bounced backwards and was recovered by LB Anthony Davis in the first quarter.

Stover has accounted for the last 30 points the Ravens have scored. He kicked four field goals in Baltimore's 12-0 shutout of Cleveland on October 1. Stover leads the NFL with 63 points by virtue of his 18 for 20 mark on FGAs and nine PATS.

Stover is the fourth Ravens to win Player of the Week honors this season, and Ravens' players have won for offense, defense and special teams in just six games. This is the fourth time in his career (third with Baltimore) that Matt has won Special Teams' Player of the Week.

S Rod Woodson won AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Ravens' 12-0 shutout win at Cleveland (10/1). He joined DE Rob Burnett(week one, Defense), and QB Tony Banks (week two, Offense) as Player of the Week recipients. Burnett was also named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for September.

Baltimore Ravens Player of the Week Awards

2000
DE Rob Burnett (week 1) - defense
QB Tony Banks (week 2) - offense
S Rod Woodson (week 5) - defense
K Matt Stover (week 6) - special teams

1999
LB Peter Boulware (week 3) - defense
K Matt Stover (week 11) - special teams
DE Michael McCrary (week 13) - defense
WR Qadry Ismail (week 14) - offense
K Matt Stover (week 16) - special teams

1998
CB Rod Woodson (week 2) - defense
RB Priest Holmes (week 4) - offense
PR Jermaine Lewis (week 4) special teams
DE Michael McCrary (week 10) - defense

1997
LB Ray Lewis (week 9) - defense
PR Jermaine Lewis (week 15) special teams

1996
LB Ray Lewis (week 1) - defense
RB Earnest Byner (week 5) - offense
QB Vinny Testaverde (week 9) - offense
WR Derrick Alexander (week 14) offense