The regular season may be over but the honors are still rolling in for Robbie Gould. The San Francisco 49ers Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominee earned his fourth career NFC Special Teams Player of the Month recognition for the month of December.
Gould connected on all 11 of his field goals and all eight of his extra points in the final month of the season. San Francisco’s kicker has now connected on 23 consecutive field goal attempts, which is the third-longest streak in franchise history. He's currently chasing his own record of 33 straight makes.
Gould was also named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 15. The kicker totaled 14 points and was 6-for-6 on his kicks, including the game-winner in overtime against the division rival.
“He’s been great for two years,” Kyle Shanahan said of Gould following the 49ers overtime victory. “It’s nice for a coach, that when you get to the end of that, I’m not thinking about him missing it at all.”
Gould converted on 33-of-34 field goals this season. His 97.1 field goal percentage set the franchise record for the highest percentage in a single season. His field goal percentage also led the NFL in 2018 (minimum 15 field goal attempts).
Gould’s first two Player of the Month honors came in 2006 and 2008 as a member of the Chicago Bears. He also earned the honor last December as a member of the 49ers where he connected on all 18 of his field goal attempts and 12-of-13 extra points.
To top off his 14th NFL season, Gould was selected as an alternate in the 2019 Pro Bowl. Gould is an impending free agent, but reiterated this week that he wishes to remain in San Francisco. He called his two seasons with the 49ers "the best two-season stretch" of his career.