COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Punter Justin Dwinell (R-Fr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) has earned the No. 18 Colorado State University-Pueblo football team's first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference weekly honor. Monday, Dwinell was named the RMAC Special Teams Player of the Week, announced by the league office.
Dwinell's first-career honor from the RMAC comes after the ThunderWolves defeated then-No. 11 Texas A&M University-Commerce, 24-17, Saturday at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl. The Pack were ranked No. 20 heading into the game and today moved up to No. 18 in the American Football Coaches Association poll.
Dwinell was the key in the victory, as he helped to flip the field on multiple occasions with two 50-plus yard punts, which included a long of 61 yards that went out of bounds at the one yard line. He also had four of his seven punts land inside the 20. He totaled 297 yards for an average of 42.4 yards per punt. His efforts helped limit Lion returner Dominique Ramsey to two returns for 24 yards. Ramsey entered the game fourth in Division II in punt returns with 24.7 yards per return and was just one week removed from returning a punt 55 yards for a score.
After two games at home, CSU-Pueblo (3-1, 2-1 RMAC) returns to the road for a pair of RMAC contests, starting with a trip to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (1-3, 0-3 RMAC). Game time Saturday, Oct. 5, is set for 1 p.m.