Kansas Kick Returner Named Special Teams Player of the Week

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas return specialist Marcus Herford was named Big 12 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his his performance against Southeastern Louisiana.

The junior from DeSoto, Texas, had three kickoff returns for 149 yards and one touchdown in the Jayhawks< 62-0 victory over the Lions on Saturday.

Herford's first attempt resulted in a 74-yard return for a score after a free kick. The return was KU

After two weeks, Herford ranks third in the NCAA in punt return average at 41 yards per return on four attempts. Kansas leads the nation in team kickoff return average.

Herford shared the honor with Brandon Foster of Texas.

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