Tyler Bass named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October

The second-year kicker was perfect on all of his field goal and extra point attempts in October

The National Football League announced its player honors for the month of October on Thursday, and Buffalo Bills kicker Tyler Bass was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month.

The second-year kicker was a perfect 10-for-10 with field goal attempts in the month of October, while also going a perfect 13-for-13 with extra points, accounting for 43 points scored for the Bills. This included a 57-yard field goal in Week 8 against the Miami Dolphins in Orchard Park, as well as a 52-yard field goal in Week 6 against the Tennessee Titans.

So far this season, Bass has accounted for 71 points, which is currently second in the entire NFL behind only New England Patriots kicker Nick Folk (76). However, the former 2020 sixth round pick (188th overall) out of Georgia Southern has scored the most points in the league (212) since entering the league last season.

Bass is also second in the NFL this season with 16 made field goals, converting on all but one attempt in Week 2 against the Dolphins in Miami.

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With this honor on Thursday, Bass becomes the first Bills special teamer to be named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month since punter Brian Moorman in November of 2006. He is also the first Bills kicker to win the award since Steve Christie in December of 1998.

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