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Punter Mitch Wishnowsky Wins Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week

Southern Utah v Utah Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images

Utah punter Mitch Wishnowsky made his Utah debut against Southern Utah on Thursday, and he set a school record averaging 55.5 yards per punt on six punts. We gave him our special teams game ball. He was also named the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week for week one.

Below is the full press release from the University of Utah:

SAN FRANCISCO—Utah's sophomore punter Mitch Wishnowsky was named the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week in his Ute debut against SUU. Wishnowsky set the school single-game record for average yards per punt with a 55.5-average on six punts against the Thunderbirds. His average led the nation in the first week of play. Utah also leads the nation in net punting average (46.83).

Wishnowsky, from Gosnells, Western Australia, broke the record previously held by fellow Aussie and two-time Ray Guy Award and consensus All-American Tom Hackett.

Wishnowsky had five punts of 50 yards or more against SUU—the second-most 50-yard punts in a game in school history. His long was 66 yards. His first NCAA punt sailed 51 yards and was downed on the SUU 10-yard line. He downed two punts inside the 20-yard line against the Thunderbirds.