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Julius Thomas named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Julius Thomas had a difficult time making distinctions between his three touchdown catches when trying to recall them in the locker room after the game. With all three coming in the first half, it's no surprise that he had trouble doing so.

The fourth year tight end had a terrific night, notching 104 total receiving yards on seven catches for an average of almost 15 yards, with a long of 35 yards.

Wednesday the NFL announced that his outstanding performance earned his the honor of being named the AFC's Offensive Player of the Week.

His receiving yards leads all tight ends after the first week, and he currently leads the league in total scoring at this time. As a Bronco, he tied the team's single-game record for a tight end in touchdowns in a game, and he had the ninth 100-yard, multiple touchdown game by a Broncos tight end.

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With 15 receiving touchdowns since the beginning of last season, the 2013 Pro Bowler ranks first in the AFC and tied for second in the NFL.

Thomas' award marks the 54th time a Broncos player has won the AFC Offensive Player of the Week, and just the fourth time that a Denver tight end has won it since the inception of the award by the NFL in 1984.

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