LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas junior punter Cole Moos averaged 50.4 yards per punt in the Jayhawks’ game at Baylor Saturday, Oct. 15, on his way to earning Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week honors, the conference office announced Monday morning.
Moos, a native of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, punted eight times for a total of 403 yards. Four of his punts reached further than 50 yards, including an 82-yarder on his first boot of the day. Moos’ 82-yard punt tied for the fifth-longest in KU history and was the longest punt for a Jayhawk since Curtis Ansel hit an 82-yarder at UNLV on Sept. 7, 2002.
Moos also recorded a 73-yard punt in the third quarter on his way to a 50.4 average on the afternoon, the first 50-plus game average for a KU player since Trevor Pardula averaged 51.8 yards on eight punts at Duke in 2014 (Sept. 4).
Moos is the first Jayhawk to win a conference weekly award since cornerback Dexter McDonald took home the Defensive Player of the Week Award following on Sept. 8, 2014. Pardula was the last KU player to snag a Special Teams Player of the Week Award for KU as he was the winner on Sept. 23, 2013.
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