Take a quick look back at the top Redskins 2015 season storylines from the special teamers, courtesy of Redskins Public Relations.
The Redskins and Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica made a bold move in Week 2, opting to release Kai Forbath, one of the most accurate kickers in team history, in favor of signing
Hopkins posted the third-highest field goal percentage in a season in team history, connecting on 25-of-28 field goal attempts (89.3 percent) with two of his three misses coming from 50-plus yards away.
While Hopkins continued the team’s recent success on field goals, his big leg on kickoffs was one of the team’s most welcomed additions this season. A year after Forbath recorded touchbacks on only 34.6 percent of kickoffs in 2014, Hopkins booted 52 touchbacks on 76 kickoffs (68.4 percent). His distance helped the Redskins finish fourth in the NFL in average kickoff return yards allowed (20.1).
Way averaged 48.2 yards per punt in 2015, the fifth-highest average in team history, and averaged 39.8 net yards per punt. He had 21 punts downed inside the 20 with only seven touchbacks.
The Redskins kickoff return unit tied a team record in 2015 by returning two kickoffs for touchdowns during the season. Current returner