Football: Tampa Bay Area Special Teams Player of the Week — Week 9, Oct. 20, 2023

Here are the nominees for the Tampa Bay area special teams player of the week. Voting lasts until 9 a.m. Monday. 

Ge’land Calvin, Jr., St. Petersburg: Scored on a punt return in a win over Countryside. 

Donovan Faria, Jr., Land O’ Lakes: Took the opening kickoff back 98 yards for a score in a win over Sunlake. 

Will Fotopoulos, Sr., Gaither: Hit all five of extra points, had five touchbacks on kickoffs and averaged 43 yards per punt, including one inside the 20 in a win over Durant. 

Keyari James, Sr., Clearwater Academy: Blocked two field goals in a win over Lakeland. 

JJ Johnson, Sr., Riverview: Scored on a 56-yard punt return in a win over Strawberry Crest. 

Benicio Leas, So., Pasco: Hit both of extra points and his lone field goal attempt in a win over Crystal River. 

Aiden Orta, Sr., Nature Coast: Returned an interception for a touchdown in a win over Central. 

George Stamas, Sr., Tarpon Springs: Returned a kickoff for a touchdown in a win over Dunedin. 

Mitchell Stricker, Jr., Palm Harbor University: Hit both of his extra points and field goals in a win over Seminole. 

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