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Jarvis Landry named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month

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Miami Dolphins rookie wide receiver Jarvis Landry was recognized by the NFL today for his special teams contributions.

Marc Serota

The Miami Dolphins have added another recognition to their tally for the year. A day after safety Louis Delmas was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his interception return for a touchdown and a fumble recovery performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars, rookie wide receiver Jarvis Landry was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October.

Landry, who is becoming more of a weapon on offense as the season progresses, had a great October as a kick returner. He averaged 35.6 yards per return during the month, and had at least one kick return of over 30 yards in each of the team's three games. His performance during the month pushed his season average to 31.3 yards per kick return, giving him the top spot in the NFL.

Landry becomes the fifth Dolphins player to earn the AFC Special Teams of the Month recognition, joining kickers Olindo Mare (October 1999) and Dan Carpenter (November 2008, October 2010) and returner Ted Ginn, Jr. (November 2009). Landry joins Carpenter as the only Miami rookie to win the award.