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Dolphins Jakeem Grant AFC Special Teams Player of Week

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It was certainly a bizarre opening day for the Dolphins at Hard Rock stadium against the Titans Sunday, having to wait out separate weather delays lasting nearly four hours.

However, when play resumed, there were explosive plays being made everywhere, and one of those has landed a Dolphin an NFL honor this week.

Kick returner Jakeem Grant has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in the victory over Tennessee. Specifically, Grant returned a fourth quarter kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown (above) to give Miami the lead back at 17-10.

Watch it here:

Grant is a tremendous story in that he’s under-sized (generously listed at 5’7) and was in a training camp battle just to make the Dolphins roster among veterans like Kenny Stills, Danny Amendola and Albert Wilson at his position.

The former sixth round pick in 2016, Grant previously had a 74 yard punt return TD in his rookie year.

Grant has come up large in key situations, as a receiver, including catching a TD in Miami’s upset of New England last December. That versatility and previous return success for Miami, obviously helped keep him around for the start of this year.

And Sunday’s big momentum swinging play on the kickoff return will only help keep Grant around for weeks to come.

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