On Wednesday, the Denver Broncos announced that kicker Matt Prater will be named the AFC special teams player of the month after his fantastic start to the 2009 season. Broncos fans remember the Prater from early last season who seemed well on his way to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl only to self-destruct as the season wore on. Prater has arguably the strongest leg I have ever seen, one that has earned him this special honor after he made seven of his nine field goal attempts, including three from 40 yards or beyond.á He also leads the AFC with seven touchbacks, touchback percentage (46.7 percent), and 13 kickoffs that have reached the end zone.á He has also helped the Broncos lead the AFC in opponents' starting field position with an average spot on the 20.6 yard line. In their 3-0 start, the ...
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