Raheem Mostert named AFC Offensive Player of the Week, eyes LT’s single-season TD record
Another week, another award for Mike McDaniel’s high-flying Miami Dolphins.
Mike McDaniel’s Miami Dolphins have been receiving a lot of awards and recognition, thanks to their impressive offensive skill players.
Tua Tagovailoa has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for his exceptional performance throughout September, while rookie running back De’Von Achane won Offensive Player of the Week for his role in the team’s 70-20 victory over the Denver Broncos in Week 3.
Adding to the list, veteran running back Raheem Mostert has also been recognized for his contributions.
Raheem Mostert played a key role in Miami’s victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. He carried the ball 17 times for 115 yards and scored two touchdowns. He also caught three passes for 17 yards, including another touchdown. However, what is most impressive is that Mostert has now officially surpassed Bo Jackson as the all-time leader in yards per carry, averaging 5.43 yards per carry.
Mostert was surprised to learn that he had been awarded the AFC Offensive Player of the Week title by head coach Mike McDaniel. When he first heard the news, he thought it was going to be Tua Tagovailoa, who had been playing exceptionally well lately and had already won the AFC Offensive Player of the Month award. Mostert shared that he was sitting next to Cedrick Wilson Jr. when he heard the news and Wilson Jr. suggested that Mostert might be the winner. Mostert did not believe it, but then he found out he had indeed won the award and was very excited about it.
Here’s a look at Raheem Mostert’s award-winning performance vs. the Carolina Panthers.
Raheem Mostert is having a great season, leading the league with 11 touchdowns so far. When asked if he’s aiming to break LaDanian Tomlin’s single-season record of 31 touchdowns, the 31-year-old running back was beyond thrilled to even have his name mentioned alongside LT.
“I’m definitely eyeing that record. I know it’s my number, ‘LT’, he set that record in 2006. I’m very familiar with it and it would be an honor to even come close to that. I’m aware that I’m currently on a hot streak, but LT’s record is simply unbelievable. I remember it was his MVP year, and growing up, I watched his tape and highlights countless times. It’s just remarkable. Even to this day, I still watch it. He’s a legend and I was fortunate enough to meet him when I was in San Francisco. We had a 20-30 minute chat on the field and it was remarkable. He’s a special guy, a special cat.”
Raheem Mostert breaking the single-season record is certainly possible and we can’t wait to see if he does!