Denzel Ward has been turning heads at the cornerback position all season as just a rookie, but this week he earned some accolades for his special teams play.
Special Teams Players of the Week (Week 5):
— NFL (@NFL) October 10, 2018
Ward was named the AFC's special teams player of the week after a clutch blocked field goal against the Ravens. The block came against Justin Tucker, who'd missed just five field goals in three seasons for a 94 percent hit rate.
It also proved to be the difference in a low-scoring game that the Browns won 12-9 in overtime.
Ward is off to a stellar start to the season on the defensive end as well. Through five games, he already has three interceptions – more than he had his entire Ohio State career – and had a clutch red zone interception against the Ravens this week.