Denzel Ward Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week After a Field Goal Block

By Kevin Harrish on October 10, 2018 at 12:19 pm
Denzel Ward blocked it.
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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.

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.

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