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Ka’imi Fairbairn Named AFC Special Teams Player Of The Month

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Because recognizing the Texans’ kicker for simply a month’s worth of excellence in December ain’t enough.

NFL: DEC 30 Jaguars at Texans
Kudos to a deserving winner.
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A couple of weeks ago, the NFL correctly recognized John Christian Ka’iminoeauloameka’ikeokekumupa’a Fairbairn as the single best special teams player in the entire American Football Conference. This morning, the NFL realized the foolishness of limiting that recognition to a single week and named the Texans’ kicker the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month. Fairbairn joins Chad Stanley (remember him?) as the only Texans to win Special Teams Player of the Month in franchise history.

Fairbairn hit every extra point and field goal he attempted during the month of December. He was on the only kicker in the league to attempt at least a dozen field goals during that time without missing any.

The Texans’ kicker led the entire NFL in scoring for the 2018 regular season; as you can imagine, he now is the proud holder of several franchise records as a result of that campaign.

Congrats to Ka’imi Fairbairn on an incredible 2018 season. Here’s to him building on it in the NFL Playoffs, beginning Saturday afternoon against the Colts.