Two Rebels Earn Player of the Week Honors
Las Vegas – UNLV football earned two Mountain West weekly awards in the same week for the first time since 2007 as sophomore punter Logan Yunker was voted his second straight nod while junior wide receiver Devante Davis picked up his first such honor.
Yunker is the first Rebel punter to ever win Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week twice in a season and he did it over just the last two weeks. Yunker currently tops the conference and ranks seventh in the nation with an average of 46.4 yards per attempt. Against New Mexico on Saturday, his three punts averaged 51.7 yards.
Davis, named MW Offensive Player of the Week, posted a career-high 10 receptions for 164 yards and three touchdowns to help UNLV rally past the Lobos 56-42. Eight of his catches went for first downs and all 10 came on drives that ended in Rebel touchdowns.
Overall, UNLV has already been honored four times through the first five weeks of the season after having just one such award winner all of last year. That total is the most for the program since garnering five nods in 2008.