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Updated Nov 29, 2011 - 1:49 pm

Peterson wins special teams award--again

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, right, celebrates as teammate Hamza Abdullah looks on after running a punt back 80 yards for a touchdown during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

For the second time this season, Arizona Cardinals' rookie Patrick Peterson has won the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week Award.

Peterson returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown in the Cardinals' 23-20 win over the St. Louis Rams last Sunday. It was his fourth punt return for a touchdown this season, which ties an NFL record the most in a single year. He's also the first player in the history of the league to have four touchdown returns of 80 or more yards.

It's also the second time that Peterson has won the award following a game against the Rams. Back in Week 9, Peterson's 99-yard punt return in overtime lifted the Cardinals to a 19-13 win.

To commemorate his historic season, the shoes Peterson wore in the Week 9 win against St. Louis are headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

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