Jake Elliott Is First K to Win Rookie of Week Since … Caleb Sturgis

Eagles kicker Jake Elliott has won two more awards for his big performance against the Giants last week. 

After already being named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week earlier this week, Elliott has been named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week and the Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Week. 

Yeah, it's been a crazy few days for the 22-year-old. 

Amazingly, Elliott is the first kicker to win the Rookie of the Week award since Caleb Sturgis won it in Week 1 of the 2013 season.

To win Rookie of the Week, Elliott beat out Kareem Hunt, Dalvin Cook, Deshaun Watson and Christian McCaffrey. 

To win Clutch Performer of the Week, Elliott beat out DeMarco Murray, Jared Goff, Brandin Cooks and Jordan Howard. 

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All this for a kicker who didn't even join the Eagles until Sturgis was placed on Injured Reserve with a hip injury. The Eagles plucked Elliott off the Bengals' practice squad. 

In addition to his record-setting 61-yard field goal to beat the Giants as time expired on Sunday, Elliott also drilled a clutch 46-yarder to tie the game just 51 seconds earlier. 

Carson Wentz won the Rookie of the Week award three times during his rookie campaign last season. Before that, the last Eagle to win the award was Zach Ertz in 2013. 

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