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

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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'?