Kyle Dugandzic earns Pac-12 Honor
Reporter: Jason Barr; Sports Director
TUCSON (Arizona Athletics) University of Arizona senior punter Kyle Dugandzic has been named the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week, it was announced by the conference office on Monday.
Dugandzic recorded five punts for a total of 234 yards with a long of 70 in Saturday’s 38-35 loss to Oregon State. He averaged 46.8 yards per punt and landed a single-game career-best four punts inside the 20-yard line.
His career-long of 70 came at a crucial moment in the game with OSU leading UA, 24-21, late in the third quarter and pinned the Beavers on their own five-yard line. On the next drive, Oregon State gave up a fumble that was recovered by an Arizona defender. He also served as the holder on all five of kicker John Bonano's made PATs.
His punting average of 44.89 yards per kick ranks No. 3 in the Pac-12 and No. 18 in the NCAA. Arizona football will travel to take on No. 18 Stanford on Sat., Oct. 6 at Stanford Stadium. The game is scheduled to air on Fox at 12 p.m. PT.
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