Buccaneers kicker Matt Bryant wasn't voted to the Pro Bowl this year, but some of his more recent success was recognized by the National Football League on Wednesday.

Bryant was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month after making 10-of-11 field goals in the month of December.

That included Bryant's 3-of-3 effort in a 31-23 loss to the Carolina Panthers last Sunday.

Bryant, who signed with Tampa Bay as a free agent in 2005, turned in an impressive 2007 regular season. He made 28-of-33 (84.8 percent) of his field goal tries, which came close to breaking Steve Christie's 85.2 percent success rate on field goals from the 1990 season.

This marks the second Player of the Month award a Buccaneer player has received this season. Bucs linebacker Barrett Ruud was named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for September. A total of 13 Player of the Month awards have been given to the Buccaneers since 1996.
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