It’s an honor only five rookie players in NFL history have been given in Week 1 of the NFL season.
The announcement from NFL comes after the kicker connected on a 58-yard game-winning field goal to help the Browns win 26-24 over Carolina with just 8 seconds left in the game.
It was the team’s first season-opening win since 2004 and first season-opening win on the road since 1994, according to the NFL.
And according to the NFL, York’s 58-yard field goal was tied for the second-longest field goal in Brown’s history.
Officials said, York is the first Browns player to win this award since P Jamie Gillian in Week 2 in 2019, and the first Browns kicker to earn the honor since Phil Dawson won in Week 15 in 2005.