LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The National Football League announced today that Washington Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September.
Hopkins has opened the 2016 season converting 11-for-11 field goal attempts. In Week 3, he tied a team record, connecting 5-for-5 field goal attempts in the Redskins 29-27 victory over division rival New York Giants. Hopkins currently leads the NFL in scoring with 38 points, averaging 12.7 points per game.
The Player of the Month honor is the first of Hopkins' career. Members of the Redskins have accounted for 14 Player of the Month awards all-time, including three Special Teams Player of the Month honors.
Hopkins joins Pat Eilers (September 1993) and Matt Turk (October 1997) as the only players in team history to earn NFC Special Teams Player of the Month.