KANSAS CITY - Colorado State University-Pueblo football punter Justin Dwinell (R-Fr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) has been recognized as the D2Football.com National Special Teams Player of the Week. On Monday, Dwinell gathered his second Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week award this season for his outstanding play at New Mexico Highlands University.
Dwinell is the second straight member of the ThunderWovles to earn national weekly honors, as James Maxie (Sr., OLB, Parker, Colo.) was named D2Football.com Defensive Player of the Week, Oct. 8.
Dwinell totaled 313 yards punting on six punts to average 52.2 yards per punt in the 31-14 road win at New Mexico Highlands. He booted a career-long 77-yarder that ranks as the longest in the RMAC this season and third longest in NCAA Division II in 2019. He had three punts travel more than 50 yards and placed one inside the 20 with two touchbacks. The single-game punt average is ninth best in Division II this year.
In his first season on the field, Dwinell is averaging 41.4 yards per punt to rank fourth in the RMAC and 27th in Division II. He has placed 14 punts inside the 20 and owns eight 50-plus punts, which includes his season-long of 77 yards last week.
The Pack remained at No. 12 in the D2Football.com poll this week and will play hosts to Colorado Mesa University, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. in the annual Homecoming game.