MANHATTAN, Kan. (K-State Athletics) – Thanks to a 75-yard punt-return touchdown in the third quarter last week against Florida Atlantic, Kansas State wide receiver/returner Dominique Heath has been named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday morning.
The honor was the first in Heath’s career and K-State’s 21st special teams player-of-the-week honor since 2011. Additionally, the accolade marked the Wildcats’ 38th Big 12 player of the week citation since 2011, which ranks second in the league.
Heath fielded a third-quarter Florida Atlantic punt and weaved his way down the far sideline for his first-career punt return touchdown. It was K-State’s nation-leading 41st combined kick- and punt-return touchdown since 2005 and nation-leading 102nd non-offensive score since 1999. Heath also hauled in a 20-yard touchdown pass as he became the first Wildcat since 2012 with a receiving and punt-return touchdown.
Kansas State hosts Missouri State on Saturday in a 6:10 p.m., contest at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The game will be shown globally on K-StateHD.TV and can be heard across the K-State Sports Network.