Colts’ Adam Vinatieri named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 02:  Adam Vinatieri #4 of the Indianapolis Colts pumps his fist after making the first overtime field goal against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 2, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 02: Adam Vinatieri #4 of the Indianapolis Colts pumps his fist after making the first overtime field goal against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 2, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The NFL’s oldest active player continues to show how it’s done.

Indianapolis Colts placekicker Adam Vinatieri, 43 and in his 21st season, has been named the AFC’s Special Teams Player of the Month for October. In five games, he converted all 12 of his field-goal attempts and all 14 PATs for 49 points.

4 Fast Facts

  • Adam Vinatieri named AFC Special Teams Player of theMonth
  • It’s the fifth time in his career he’s earned the honor
  • Vinatieri converted all 12 field goal attempts and 14 extra points in October
  • He’s currently on a remarkable run, having made 43 straight field goals

Vinatieri’s perfect October enabled him to stretch his streak of consecutive made field goals to 43, breaking Mike Vanderjagt’s league record.

It marks the second time Vinatieri has won the monthly award while with the Colts and the fifth time in his career. He was recognized in November 2015, and three times with the New England Patriots – November 2004, September 1999 and October 1998.

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