GREEN BAY – It took Davon House three series to get feeling back in his hand after his blocked punt against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and it took three days for the Green Bay Packers cornerback to be named the NFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week.
House’s blocked punt, which was recovered by linebacker Dezman Moses for a touchdown, was the first blocked punt by the Packers since Sept. 29, 2003, when linebacker Marcus Wilkins did it. It was also the first blocked punt of House’s career at any level.
Moses is the first Packer to return a blocked punt for a touchdown since safety Tiger Greene on Dec. 2, 1990. The last time the Packers had blocked a punt for a touchdown, House was just a year old.
House made his first career start on Sunday and recorded four tackles on defense.
In his second season from New Mexico State, this is House’s first career player of the week award. He is only the second non-kicker, -punter or –returner to be honored, joining linebacker K.D. Williams, who won the award in Week 3 of 2001.
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