Steelers K Shaun Suisham Named AFC Special Teams Player Of The Week

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham has had a great season thus far and on Wednesday he was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

It\’s the second time that Suisham has won the award as he also won it following the Week 5 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in a game that saw him also kick a game winner.

Suisham is a perfect 23-for-23 on extra points this season and has only missed one kick in 25 attempts this year. On Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens he drilled 42-yard kick right down the middle at the end of regulation to give the Steelers a 23-20 win.

Suisham was a perfect 3-for-3 (46, 41, 42) on field goals in the game and the final one marked the seventh game-winning field goal of his career, his third this season and fifth as a member of the Steelers.

The Steelers rewarded Suisham with a four-year contract prior to the 2011 season and he is thus under contract through the 2014 season.

  • steeltown

    It’s amazing the turn around this kid has shown. I was very critical of this signing two yrs ago and he did not have a very good season last year, but he has been great this year. Very proud of Suish

  • JohnnyV1

    I too was unsure of Suisham, and he has far exceeded my expectations for him this year, so far (knock on wood). If he continues, and his performance extends into the post-season, then props to KC for signing him to the extension. Makes me want to say “Jeff who?”

  • Matt Lipner

    Wow this will look like a genius signing if he continues to perform close to this level in the next 2 seasons.

  • Douglas Andrews

    He should change his nickname to Money!!! this guy has been sick not only with the FG kicking but his kickoffs have been impressive to