Las Vegas – UNLV sophomore punter Logan Yunker has been named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week.
Yunker is the first Rebel to earn the special teams award since return man Deante Purvis in 2011. In addition, Yunker is the first UNLV punter to earn the MW award since Gary Cook a decade ago.
Yunker, who currently tops the conference and ranks 11th in the nation with an average of 45.6 yards per attempt, had six punts in Saturday’s 38-7 win over Western Illionois including kicks of 57, 51, 47 and 46 yards en route to an average of 44.7.
The Rebels are on the road this Saturday in New Mexico as they look to end they’re 23 game road losing streak.