The Big 12 Conference announced today that senior WR/PR Trever Ryen was named the league’s Special Teams Player of the Week.
A native of Ida Grove, Iowa, Ryen made his mark on special teams in a number of areas of Iowa State’s 45-0 win over Kansas on Saturday.
Ryen had four punt returns for 86 yards, including a 68-yard return for a touchdown to give the Cyclones a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.
It was Ryen’s second career punt return for a touchdown, tying for second in school history.
Ryen’s hustle also allowed him to down a pair of Cyclone punts inside the five-yard line (1-yard line and 4-yard line). Both plays were huge in helping the Cyclones win the field position battle.
The Paul Hornung Award candidate has the third-best career punt return average in Cyclone history (14.21).
(Story courtesy of ISU sports)