Past Cougar kicker, Jason Hanson was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week by the NFL. Hanson converted all four of his field-goal attempts, including the game-winning 45-yarder in overtime, giving the Detroit Lions a 26-23 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Hanson, who scored 14 points, helped the Lions overcome a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit and sent the game into overtime with a 19-yard field goal with three seconds remaining in regulation.
He has nine career overtime field goals, tied for the most in NFL history.
Hanson has 2,074 career points and passed John Carney 2,062) for the third-most points in NFL history. His 2,074 points are the most ever by a player with one franchise. He has 479 field goals and passed Carney (478) for the third-most in NFL history. Hanson's 479 field goals are the most ever by a player with one franchise.
In his 21st season from WSU, this is Hanson's 12th career Player of the Week Award.
Hanson (12) surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Barry Sanders (11) for the most Player of the Week Awards in Lions history.
Hanson was the first ever NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 1, 1993).