When you return a kick for a touchdown, you have a pretty good chance of winning the special teams player of the week award. When you take one to the house for 105 yards, you make a tackle on the ensuing kick off and have a punt return that sets up your offense for a touchdown, I'd say you're a lock. That's exactly what Stefan Logan did this past Sunday against the Rams, earning him the Week 5 special teams player of the week.â†µ
Here are a few interesting tidbits about how Logan's award and return stacks up in Lions history:â†µ
He is the first Lions special teamer to be named NFC Player of the Week since kicker Jason Hanson earned the honor during Week 8 of the 2007 season.â†µ
The last Lions kick returner to get the nod was R.W. McQuarters in Week 5 of the 2005 season.
[...] Logan’s 105-yard kickoff return tied for the longest kickoff return in team history. He tied CB Terry Fair who recorded a 105-yard touchdown September 28, 1998. It was the first kickoff return for a touchdown since TE Casey FitzSimmons returned an onside-kick 42 yards for a score vs. Chicago October 28, 2007. The last non-onside kickoff return for a touchdown by the Lions was WR Eddie Drummond’s 92-yard kickoff return for touchdown at Minnesota November 21, 2004.
The 105-yard return was also the sixth longest in NFL history. Not bad for an undrafted wide receiver, who was inexplicably released in the offseason by the Steelers.