Phil Dawson Of San Francisco 49ers Named NFC Special Teams Player Of Week

Dec 29, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco 49ers kicker Phil Dawson (9) kicks the game winning field goal against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The 49ers defeated the Cardinals 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

For the second time in four weeks, the NFL named San Francisco 49ers kicker Phil Dawson as the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. (h/t

Dawson hit a 56-yard field goal to put San Francisco ahead with 1:45 to play on Sunday at Arizona and then booted a 40-yarder as time expired to win it.

He was also honored by the NFL in Week 14 after making all four of his field-goal attempts in the 49ers’ 19-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

He also hit a 27-yard field goal in the first quarter of the game. He did miss one from 24 yards out in the second quarter to snap his franchise-record streak of 27 consecutive makes.

In his first season with the 49ers, Dawson was 32-for-36 on field-goal tried and made all 44 of his extra-points, finishing with 140 points, the second-highest total in club history behind the 166 by David Akers in 2011.

Dawson spent the first 14 years of his career with the Cleveland Browns and is 13th all-time with an 84.5 percent success rate. His 337 field goals is 18th-most in NFL history and he is 26th on the all-time scoring list with 1,411 points.

Topics: Phil Dawson, San Francisco 49ers

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