Vedvik Named Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week
Thundering Herd punter earns honor
IRVING, Tx. –Marshall punter Kaare Vedvik was named Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
Vedvik made national headlines Saturday, launching the longest FBS punt in 45 years with a 92-yarder in the 35-3 win over Old Dominion. It goes down as the seventh-longest punt in FBS history and was the longest since Hall of Fame punter Ray Guy of Southern Miss had a 93-yarder in 1972. On the afternoon, he averaged 48.5 yards per punt, with two that were downed inside the 20-yard line. Four of his punts were not returned. He also averaged 63.0 yards on his six kickoffs with two touchbacks and made all five of his extra-point attempts.
Along with his 72-yard punt at Southern Miss last season, Vedvik now owns two of the eight longest punts in Marshall history. Among games where a Marshall player punted at least five times, Vedvik’s average of 48.5 yards per punt (6 att., 291 yards) is third-best in program history.
For the season, his 44.8 yard punting average is tops in C-USA and 16th nationally.
Marshall (5-1, 2-0 C-USA) will be back in action Friday at Middle Tennessee (3-4, 1-2) in a 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT contest that will air on ESPN2.