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UNLV punter named Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week

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On the heels of back-to-back victories, UNLV football sophomore punter Logan Yunker has been named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week.

Yunker, an Arbor View High School graduate and walk-on transfer from University of Nevada, Reno, is the first UNLV punter to earn the award in a decade.

Yunker currently tops the conference and ranks 11th in the nation with an average of 45.6 yards per attempt.

Yunker battled through high winds that past Saturday night to help UNLV defeat Western Illinois 38-7.

The sophomore's six punts Saturday night included kicks of 57, 51 and 46 yards. Two of those landed inside Western Illinois' 20-yard line. None went for touchbacks.

UNLV will look to extend its winning streak to three Saturday at New Mexico.

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