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Another Honor For Chandler Catanzaro

Four field goals in Rams win gets Cardinals' kicker second player of the week award


Kicker Chandler Catanzaro (7) was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for a second time this season.

From struggling to star in just one week – Chandler Catanzaro lived the roller coaster.

A week after hitting the uprights twice on field goal attempts, the Cardinals' rookie kicker was the entirety of the team's offense in the

crucial 12-6 win in St. Louis last week, making all four of his field goal attempts.  

It was a turnaround that was capped with Catanzaro's second NFC special teams player of the week award of the season.

"I'm just glad I came through (Thursday)," Catanzaro said. "I thank God for my opportunities and thank God I was able to capitalize on them. I studied some film and told myself to keep swinging, keep fighting. I'm never out of the fight."

Catanzaro connected from 23, 44, 51 and 46 yards in the game. The 51-yarder was a career-long.

"Cat Man" also won Player of the Week after his three field goals against Washington in Week 6. He's the fourth rookie in franchise history to win multiple player of the week awards, joining cornerback Patrick Peterson (2011), kicker Bill Gramatica (2001) and running back Ron Moore (1993).

The Cardinals have won six Player of the Week awards this season, including wins by Peterson, punt returner Ted Ginn and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.

On the season, Catanzaro has made 26 of 30 field goal attempts and all 25 of his extra point attempts. His 103 points is a franchise record for rookies.

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