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CARTER NAMED BIG SKY SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

CARTER NAMED BIG SKY SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

OGDEN, Utah — DeAndre Carter was named the ROOT Sports Big Sky Special Teams Player of the Week, it was announced today. The award comes a week after the senior earned FCS national and Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Against Portland State on Saturday, Carter broke a 41-41 tie by returning a punt 65 yards for a touchdown with 3:23 remaining in the game. After catching the punt at his own 35, he stepped to the right before slipping back left and down the sideline untouched for the score. The return was the first by a Hornet for a touchdown since Kyle Monson travelled 70 yards at Stanford on Sept. 4, 2010.

Carter has returned punts all season but has usually settled for a fair catch. The touchdown marked just his fourth return of the season and he entered the game with only nine return yards on the season.

The San Jose, Calif., native also did his part on offense, catching eight passes for 134 yards and touchdown. During the game, he set the Sacramento State single-season record with 90 receptions and added to his single-season and career receiving touchdown total. Carter joined Charles Roberts (twice) and Troy Mills as the only Hornets to score 90 points in a season.

Sacramento State will conclude its season on Saturday with the 61st Causeway Classic at UC Davis.

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