Shaky Smithson named Mountain West Conference Special Teams Player of the Week

After his redeeming performance against UNLV Saturday, Shaky Smithson was named the conference's special teams player of the week.

SHAKY SMITHSON, UTAH
Senior, Wide Receiver/Punt Returner, Baltimore, Md./East Los Angeles CC

Shaky Smithson returned five punts for 128 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown, to help Utah improve to 2-0 with a 38-10 victory over UNLV. Smithson, who also tallied a 55-yard touchdown reception against the Rebels, averaged 25.6 yards per return. With 7:22 remaining in the third quarter, Smithson recorded his best return of the day, finding the end zone after a 77-yard scamper, putting the Utes ahead, 31-10. He is the first Utah player to return a punt for a touchdown since 2007. 

Congrats, Shaky! Keep it, uh, shakin'? 

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