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White named NFC offensive player for October


Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for month of October. White is the first receiver to win Player of the Month honors since Texans WR Andre Johnson won the award for October of 2008 and the first NFC receiver to be honored since WR Terrell Owens won the award for November of the 2007 season as a member of the Dallas Cowboys.

The two-time Pro Bowler finished the month with 29 receptions for 489 yards and three touchdowns in four games. He posted three 100-plus-yard receiving games and earned player of the week honors for Week 7 after catching 11 passes for a season-high 201 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons' 39-32 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

White played a vital role in the Falcons' 16-14 Week 4 win over the San Francisco 49ers, catching seven passes for 104 yards. He also forced a fumble at the Falcons' 7-yard line, stopping 49ers CB Nate Clements from closing out the game with an interception and setting up Atlanta's game-winning drive and field goal.

White added five catches for 101 yards and a season-long 45-yard touchdown catch in a Week 5 win at Cleveland. He also had six catches for 83 yards in a Week 6 loss at Philadelphia.

White's 201-yard total against the Bengals is the second most of his career and the second most in team history, trailing only his club record 210-yard day against the 49ers in 2009. White notched 157 yards on six receptions in the first half, including a 43-yard touchdown. He also hauled in a 46-yard gain on third down on the Falcons opening series of the game. Since 2008, White has nine touchdowns of 40-or-more yards, including two in 2010.

In 2010, White has continued to establish himself as one of the premier receivers in the League posting an NFL-leading 747 yards and 54 receptions with five touchdowns. The UAB product has notched four 100-plus yard receiving games in 2010, giving him 22 career 100-yard games, which is the most in franchise history. He also ranks fourth in club history with 5,436 career receiving yards and third in receptions with 369.

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