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New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead named NFC's Special Teams Player of the Month

Morstead had an exceptional month of September

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New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead was named the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Month, the NFL announced Thursday, Oct. 3. on "Good Morning Football."

Morstead, 6 feet 4, 235 pounds, and in his 11th season out of SMU, is averaging 48.8 yards on 17 punts this season with 11 downed inside the 20 for the Saints (3-1).

One of two players remaining from the Saints' 2009 Super Bowl team, Morstead had six punts for 324 yards in the team's 33-27 Week 3 victory against the Seahawks. His longest punt was 64 yards and he dropped four inside the Seattle 20-yard-line, two inside the 5-yard line.

"We felt like it was going to be a field position game throughout," Saints Coach Sean Payton said after the win in Seattle. "I thought we were able to take advantage."

Morstead capped off the month of September by totaling four punts in the Saints' Sunday night showdown against the Cowboys on Sept. 29. He pinned Dallas inside the 20-yard line twice in a game where field position proved to be pivotal in securing the victory.

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