ISU kick returner named for two weekly awards

AMES – Iowa State junior Jarvis West has been named the Big 12 Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week as well as the national kickoff returner of the week by the College Football Performance Awards.

West, a redshirt junior from St. Petersburg, Fla., recorded Iowa State’s first kickoff return for a touchdown since 1994 with his 95-yard take-back against then-No. 20 Texas Tech on Saturday in Lubbock, Texas. It matched the third-longest kickoff return in school history.

West also had four punt returns for 46 yards, including a career-long return of 38. His current kickoff return average of 26.1 yards per return ranks second all-time in school history.