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

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

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.

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