Succop receives award

Ryan Succop will always be known as Mr. Irrelevant XXXIV. But in the NFL, especially recently, he has become far from irrelevant.

Succop, the Kansas City Chiefs kicker, has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in Week 15 of the 2011 NFL regular season. The award is Succop's second Special Teams Player of the Week accolade in 2011.

Succop was four for four on field goal attempts with a PAT, tallying 13 points en route to a 19-14 victory against the previously unbeaten Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead Stadium. The South Carolina product has been successful on 21 consecutive field goal attempts, tying him with Nick Lowery for the second-longest streak in club history. Succop is one field goal shy of tying Pete Stoyanovich's all-time team record of 22 straight makes. He currently holds the NFL's longest active streak for consecutive field goals made.

Succop's first Special Teams Player of the Week honor came in Week 4 of the regular season when the Chiefs defeated Minnesota 22-17 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Selected as the final pick in the 2009 NFL Draft (256th overall), Succop has connected on 67 of 80 career field goal attempts (.838) and has successfully hit on 89 of 89 PATs for 290 points in 46 games with the club.

— From staff reports

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