Jones Named Player of the Week
- By Brian Kuppelwesier
- September 19, 2012 01:53 PM
Former WVU cornerback Adam Jones was named the AFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week, after his performance in the Bengals 34-27 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Jones, a sixth-year pro, returned three punts for a total of 90 yards, including an 81-yard punt return for a touchdown at the 13:13 mark of the first quarter to give the Bengals a 7-0 lead.
Jones now has three career punt return-touchdowns of at least 80 yards and joined Devin Hester (five), Patrick Peterson (four) and Nate Burleson (three) as the only active players to accomplish the feat.
Since entering the NFL in 2005, Jones ranks second in the league with five punt return-touchdowns, trailing only Hester (12).
This is Jones’ second career Special Teams Player of the Week Award. He previously won the award in 2005 (Week 14) with the Tennessee Titans.