Miami Dolphins rookie Punter Matt Darr received recognition for a great season.
Ahead of the 2015 season, the Miami Dolphins signed undrafted free agent punter Matt Darr to provide a second leg in training camp along side the incumbent Brandon Fields. A funny thing happened on the way to the season, however, as Darr went from just a training camp leg to the team's starting punter, with Fields released from the roster. It was an unexpected move, but one that would prove to work out for the team.
Darr averaged 47.6 yards per kick this year, punting 92 times. He recorded 10 touchbacks and 30 kicks that pinned opponents inside their own 20 yard line.
Those stats were good enough for third in the league in average, just 0.3 yards behind Johnny Hekker for the league lead. He was also eighth in the league in kicks inside the 20.
The Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) consists of accredited writers who cover the NFL and the 32 teams on a daily basis. After a vote from all eligible writers, the full 2015 PFWA All-Rookie Team is:
2015 PFWA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: RB Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
2015 PFWA OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: RB Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
2015 PFWA DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: CB Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs
2015 PFWA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
QB - Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
RB - Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams; Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
WR - Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders; Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
TE - Will Tye, New York Giants
C - Mitch Morse, Kansas City Chiefs
G - Ali Marpet, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Brandon Scherff, Washington Redskins
T - Rob Havenstein, St. Louis Rams; Donovan Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DL - Malcom Brown, New England Patriots; Eddie Goldman, Chicago Bears; Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings; Leonard Williams, New York Jets
LB - Kwon Alexander, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Stephone Anthony, New Orleans Saints; Eric Kendricks, Minnesota Vikings
CB - Ronald Darby, Buffalo Bills; Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs
S - Adrian Amos, Chicago Bears; Landon Collins, New York Giants
PK - Josh Lambo, San Diego Chargers
P - Matt Darr, Miami Dolphins
KR - Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
PR - Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
ST - Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks