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Silver Minings: Daniel Carlson named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month

The second-year placekicker set the franchise record for points in a season

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In addition to setting the record for most points in a season in Raiders franchise history, Daniel Carlson added another honor to his resume as he was named the AFC’s Special Teams Player of the Month for December.

In the last game of the season, the second-year place-kicker out of Auburn surpassed Raiders legend Sebastian Janikowski for the most points scored in a single season in franchise history with 144.

“Anytime you can break a record like that for an organization like the Raiders especially, it’s a huge deal,” Carlson said earlier in the week. “Glad I could help the team they way I could this season and rack up some points along the way.”

Per the Raiders’ site, here’s how good he was to close out the season:

  • Was perfect on all 10 field goal attempts in the month of December and January, and totaled 44 points.
  • Among kickers with at least 10 field goal attempts, was one of just two kickers with a perfect field goal percentage.
  • Was the only kicker in the AFC with a perfect field goal percentage under the same criteria.
  • His perfect months of January and December helped him break his own franchise record for single-season field goal percentage (94.3%).
  • Among kickers, his 44 points ranks tied fifth in the NFL during the months of December and January.
  • Carlson’s 44 points during the months of December and January helped him total a franchise-record 144 on the season, topping Janikowski’s previous record of 142 points scored in 2010.
  • His 144 points on the season were tied for the most in the NFL.

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