EKU punter Berry is OVC Co-Specialist of the Week

From Eastern Kentucky sports information guru Mike Clark

Eastern Kentucky University punter Jordan Berry

Eastern Kentucky University punter Jordan Berry

Eastern Kentucky punter Jordan Berry is Co-Specialist of the Week in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Berry, a redshirt Australian freshman from Essendon, Victoria – near Melbourne — punted six times for an average of 52.3 yards during EKU’s 10-7 loss at UT Martin.

Included was a 75-yarder to the Skyhawks’ 3-yard line early in the third quarter. That punt was 3 yards shy of the Colonels’ record, a 78-yarder by Bob Plotts in 1966.

Four of Berry’s punts landed inside the UTM 20-yard line. He also converted a fourth-and-11 play, avoiding a tackle near the first-down marker and gaining 14 yards.

EKU ranks second in the NCAA FCS with a net punting average of 40.9 yards.

Berry shares Co-Specialist honors with Eastern Illinois’ Rashad Haynes. He is the first Panther to return a punt for a touchdown in nearly six years, scoring on a 46-yard first-quarter runback against Tennessee Tech.

Other weekly awards go to Southeast Missouri’s Henry Harris (Offense), Tennessee Tech’s Caleb Mitchell and Marcus Edwards (Defense) and Tennessee Tech’s Jocques Crawford (Newcomer).

EKU (2-4 overall, 1-1 OVC) travels to first-place Southeast Missouri on Saturday, with kickoff set for 2 p.m. ET.

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