Doerr Named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week

Punter Ryan Doerr

Sept. 24, 2012

MANHATTAN, Kan. – With field position playing a critical role in Kansas State’s 24-19 victory at No. 5 Oklahoma Saturday, Wildcat punter Ryan Doerr was named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.

Doerr picked up his first career honor from the Big 12, while it was K-State’s third honor in as many weeks as Collin Klein was the offensive player of the week following the Miami game and kickoff returner Tyler Lockett collected the special teams honor after his performance against North Texas.

A product of Katy, Texas, Doerr’s honor is the 12th player of the week award by the Wildcats since the beginning of the 2011, the most in the Big 12 and five more than the team in second place (Baylor).

Doerr was called upon five times to pin the Sooners deep in their own territory Saturday night, and each time he forced OU to begin inside its own 20-yard line – including a pair inside the 10-yard line – as he bettered his previous career high of three. OU’s average drive start after Doerr’s punts was the 12-yard line, while his longest punt of the evening was a 49-yarder.

Seventh-ranked Kansas State is idle this week before welcoming Kansas in the Dillon’s Sunflower Showdown at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday, October 6. Kick time for the game against the Jayhawks will be announced later Monday.