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Tommy Townsend Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month

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Townsend recorded a league-best 49.5 net average distance on his punts this month

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By Matt McMullen – Chiefs.com

The best punters are so much more than just brokers exchanging possession of the football. They can be weapons who completely flip the field, and at least so far this season, nobody has been better than Kansas City Chiefs’ punter Tommy Townsend.

Townsend was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month on Thursday after the third-year punter averaged a league-best 49.5 net yards on his 11 punts to begin the season. He dropped five of those punts inside the 20-yard line, including a 74-yard boot in Week 2. The Chiefs never want to punt, but when called upon, Townsend has routinely delivered.

This marks the second time in Townsend’s young career that he has won the award, making him the only punter in franchise history to do so multiple times. He joins kicker Harrison Butker (three times) and return man Tamarick Vanover (twice) as the only players in Chiefs’ history to earn the honor more than once.

Townsend will now look to keep that strong performance going this weekend as the Chiefs aim to get back in the win column against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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