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Tyson Picks Up Two Pac-12 Weekly Honors

Nov 2, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO—Freshman Jordyn Tyson was named both the Pac-12 Freshman and Special Teams Player of the Week Monday, becoming the first player in program history to win the freshman award and the first player to win both awards in the same week in league history.

Tyson became the first player in CU history to have 100-plus yards receiving and returning punts in the same game.  He finished the game with five receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown, and four punt returns for 131 yards and a touchdown. 

Tyson set an array of freshman records, setting a true freshman record for all-purpose yards with 264, a freshman record for his 131 punt return yards and the 115 receiving yards is third-most by a true freshman.  

Both touchdowns were critical to keeping the Buffs in the game.  With the Buffs down 21-10, he caught a 58-yard bomb from J.T. Shrout near the end of the first half to bring the Buffs within four at 21-17.  Later in the game, his 88-yard punt return touchdown, the sixth-longest in CU history, came with less than four minutes left in the game and made it a one-score game at 42-34. 

CU's previous selection as Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week was last year when Trevor Woods won the award in week seven of the 2021 season after blocking and returning a punt for a touchdown in CU's 34-0 win over Arizona.

Tyson and the Buffs return to action Saturday at 1:30 p.m. as No. 8 Oregon visits Folsom Field.  The game will be nationally televised by ESPN and available on the Colorado Football Radio Network.  Tickets are still available.