It's the first time the second-year kicker has received this award. Tucker hit a game-winning, 46-yard field goal in overtime as the Ravens beat the AFC North-leading Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
Tucker also becomes the first Raven to be named player of the week this season. Last year, three Ravens -- Joe Flacco (Week 1), Jacoby Jones (Week 6) and Ray Rice (Week 16) -- all received this honor.
Sunday's kick was Tucker's fifth game winner of his 29-game career and his third in overtime. Ravens coach John Harbaugh acknowledged it's rare for a kicker to have this much poise at a young age.
"You guys have watched kickers; you have watched these guys," Harbaugh said. "Everybody can make that evaluation. He’s special that way.”
Tucker is the first Baltimore kicker to win Special Teams Player of the Week since Matt Stover in 2007 (Week 6).