Pringle Picks Up Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week Honors

MANHATTAN, Kan. – For a second-consecutive week, a Kansas State returner earned Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week accolades as sophomore Byron Pringle was honored for his performance against Missouri State, the conference office announced Monday morning.

Pringle, a community-college transfer, earned K-State’s 22nd special teams player-of-the-week honor since 2011. Additionally, it was the Wildcats’ 39th Big 12 Player of the Week accolade in the last six seasons, which ranks second in the league.

A week after Dominique Heath returned a punt 75 yards for a score against FAU en route to his player of the week honor, Pringle recorded 108 all-purpose yards in just one half of K-State’s 35-0 weather-shortened victory over Missouri State on Saturday.

Pringle began his evening by returning the opening kickoff 35 yards as the Wildcats scored on their opening drive, and he later took a second-quarter punt 43 yards to the Bear 21-yard line. The return set up another K-State score three plays later to take a 21-0 lead. The sophomore also hauled in his first-career touchdown reception, a 19-yard pass in the first quarter on a tipped ball in the end zone.

Kansas State opens Big 12 play on the road as the Wildcats face West Virginia on Saturday in Milan Puskar Stadium. The game, which kicks off at 2:30 p.m. (CT), will be televised by ESPNU.

Tickets for K-State’s next home game on October 8 against Texas Tech start at just $24.75 when purchasing a Wildcat 4 Pack. Fans can purchase tickets through the K-State Athletic Ticket office online at, by phone at 1-800-221-CATS or in person at the main ticket office inside Bramlage Coliseum.