Deayon Picks Up MW Special-Teams Award
Nov. 24, 2014

BOISE, Idaho - Junior cornerback and punt returner Donte Deayon became Boise State's third-consecutive Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday morning.

The honor is Deayon's first for special teams and the second overall of his career as he claimed top defensive player honors back on Oct. 20. Deayon also becomes the first Mountain West player since Boise State joined the conference in 2011 to earn player of the week honors in two different categories in the same season.

It is the eighth weekly honor captured by the Broncos this season and the fifth-straight week in which the team has had a player recognized. This year Boise State has earned three offensive players of the week (Jay Ajayi twice, Grant Hedrick), two defensive (Donte Deayon, Kamalei Correa) and three special teams (Dan Goodale, Chris Santini, Deayon).

Besides his defensive contribution with a tackle and a pass broken up in Boise State's 63-14 win at Wyoming Saturday, Deayon made one of the game's top plays with his feet late in the third quarter. Fielding a punt at his own 25, Deayon weaved through pursuers before breaking into open field to put the finishing touches on a 75-yard return for a touchdown, the first by a Bronco since 2010.

It was Deayon's second touchdown of the season, as he also returned an interception 50 yards for a score at Connecticut back on Sept. 13.

No. 25/25 Boise State (9-2, 6-1) returns to Albertsons Stadium for its regular-season home finale Saturday, hosting Utah State (9-3, 6-1 MW) with the Mountain Division crown and a spot in the Sports Authority Mountain West Championship Game on the line. Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. on ESPN2.

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