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Jamie “The Scottish Hammer” Gillan named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month

The Scottish Hammer nailed his transition to the NFL.

Rookie punter Jamie Gillan was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September, the NFL announced Thursday morning.

Gillan tied for second in the AFC with 11 punts inside the 20-yard line and helped the Browns (2-2) hold opponents to 19 punt return yards in the four games in September. He was named Player of the Week in Week 2 after pinning the Jets inside the 20 five times during a Browns win.

He has a 41.6-yard gross and 40.6 net on 20 kicks.

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Gillan, undrafted out of Arkansas Pine Bluff, was born in Scotland and moved to Maryland as a teenager, when he took up football.

Linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was the last Browns player to win a Player of the Month award, in September 2011. Joshua Cribbs was the previous special teams winner in December 2009.

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