Stroughter wins player of the week honors

Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas

Tampa Bay’s Sammie Stroughter has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

Stroughter, a rookie wide receiver, took over return duties after Clifton Smith was injured on a hit by Carolina’s Dante Wesley. Stroughter responded with a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and became only the third player in franchise history to return a kickoff for a touchdown. Stroughter finished with 142 yards on three returns.