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Panthers kicker Joey Slye named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week


CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – AUGUST 29: Joey Slye #4 of the Carolina Panthers attempts a field goal during their preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Bank of America Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WNCN) — Carolina Panthers kicker Joey Slye took home honors for this week’s NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

The guy who Panthers fans refer to as “Swole Kicker” went 3-for-3 on field goals last Sunday in a 16-10 win over the Texans in Week 4.

Slye, who stepped in due to injuries suffered by longtime kicker Graham Gano, has not missed a beat.

He’s converted on 10-of-11 kicks this season, including 10-straight after he missed his first career attempt in the Week 1 opener vs. the Rams.

His accuracy and power have him sitting at first in the NFL in total points scored.

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