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Utah Football: Cory Butler-Byrd Named Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week

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Another week, another conference player of the week award for the Utes, this time on special teams. It had to be a two man race between Cory Butler-Byrd, who returned a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, or Britain Covey, who returned a 77-yard punt return for a touchdown. It turns out that those extra 21 yards paid off for Butler-Byrd, because he was named Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week for week three of the season.

Butler-Byrd joins Justin Thomas and Gionni Paul as Utes to receive conference player of the week honors from the Pac-12 conference. It's been a rather productive first three weeks for Butler-Byrd, as he has an interception in his first game as a Ute, and then a kick return for a TD in his third game.