Vikings Marcus Sherels named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week


Minnesota Vikings punt returner Marcus Sherels was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his week 8 performance against the Chicago Bears.

Several members of the Minnesota Vikings organization are being recognized for their efforts in the November 1, 2015 victory over the Bears at Soldier Field.  Not only did Stefon Diggs get nominated for Pepsi Rookie of the Week and Teddy Bridgewater get nominated for Castrol Edge Clutch Player of the Week, but the punt returner for the Vikings also got some love.

According to an article on, Marcus Sherels was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for week 8.

Sherels had a very impressive outing for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, putting points on the board in the punt return game when the team’s offense was struggling to find the end zone.  It was his touchdown that allowed the Vikings to remain in the game and remain competitive with Chicago until the time when Minnesota finally took the lead with the game clock expiring.

Nov 1, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Marcus Sherels (35) returns a punt for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the first half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Here are Marcus Sherels’ stats for his week 8 game:

  • 3 punt returns
  • 77 punt return yards
  • 25.7 average yards per return
  • 1 return touchdown
  • 2 special teams tackles

Congratulations go out to Marcus Sherels and the Minnesota Vikings for winning the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week award.  This is the first time he has won this award, joining 4-time winner Blair Walsh, Cordarrelle Patterson and Adam Thielen as the Vikings to have won this award.

You can see Marcus Sherels and the rest of the Vikings when they take on the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, November 8, 2015.