CHARLOTTE – Kicker Joey Slye has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after going 3-for-3 in Carolina's 16-10 win over the Texans.
Slye, an undrafted rookie from Virginia Tech, converted attempts of 48, 55 (career-long) and 26 yards in the victory.
"You have confidence the dude can hit the ball from pretty much anywhere," head coach Ron Rivera said after the game. "He had a good, solid day today. And, again, I really do appreciate who he is because he comes in, and he's tough-minded. He can't wait for the opportunity."
Slye missed the first field goal attempt of his career in the opener, but he's gone 10-for-10 since. He's currently the leading scorer in the NFL.
Slye has also gone 9-for-9 on extra points so far this season, and only two of his 21 kickoffs have been brought out of the end zone.