Dolphins rookie running back De’Von Achane has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week, the NFL announced Wednesday, after totaling 233 scrimmage yards and four touchdowns in a 70-20 win against the Denver Broncos.
It’s the first such honor for Achane, who became the second NFL player ever and first since 1961 — when John F. Kennedy was President — with 200 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns and two touchdown receptions in a game.
Achane’s 203 rushing yards and four touchdowns are a franchise rookie record.
“For him to come in and do the things he did, he had 208 — 203? Still, 200 is still a lot,” running back Raheem Mostert said after Sunday’s game. “To be able to come in as a rookie, to do that, it just speaks volumes on the type of character that he has.”
Achane is the first Dolphins rookie to be named Offensive Player of the Week since running back Karim Abdul-Jabbar in Week 1 of the 1996 season.
Achane is the second Dolphin to earn Player of the Week honors this season. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after a season-opening performance in which he threw for 466 yards and three touchdowns.
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