Utah Tech footballers honored with Western Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player award include defensive lineman Cyrus Webster, wide receiver Ricky Johnson and kicker Conor Brooksby, Nov. 8, 2022 | Photo Credit: Alex Santiago, Utah Tech Athletics, St. George News
st. George — Thanks to Saturday night’s 48-36 homecoming win over in-state rival Southern Utah, the Utah Tech players were among the three weekly football honors of the Western Athletic Conference on Monday. took everything by storm.
Junior wide receiver Ricky Johnson was named WAC Offensive Player of the Week after breaking one school record and tying another. Utah His Tech His Athletics News According to his release, Johnson caught his career-high nine passes for his 277 yards, a school record, and his three touchdowns, tying a school record. was recorded.
He gained 213 yards after the catch. It was his third touchdown thanks to his 79-yard 1st quarter TD reception, which was UT’s longest scoring play of the year, and his 75-yard 3rd quarter catch-and-run. night.
Additionally, Johnson’s 277 receiving yards was the second-highest single-game total in the NCAA Division I ranks this season in both the FCS and FBS subdivisions.
Sophomore defensive lineman Cyrus Webster was named WAC Defensive Player of the Year after posting a career-high 3.0 sacks on Saturday night with four total tackles, one forced fumble and one QB rush. Earned The Week Honors. Webster recorded his two sacks in the second quarter and scored his third sack of the night on his SUU’s final offensive play from scrimmage to ruin the Trail Blazers’ win.
Sophomore placekicker Conor Brooksby, an alum of Pine View High School, garnered WAC Special Teams Player of the Week accolades after making all six PAT attempts, including a school-record 55 yards. We went 2-2 on field goal attempts. Brooksby also made his UT career his leader in successful field goals (20-30; .667), and the win moved him to 3rd place on his UT career PAT list (49-50). became.
Utah Tech wraps up its 2022 home schedule this Saturday afternoon at the Senior Day Matinee vs. WAC foe Tarleton State.Kickoff is set for 1pm inside Greater Zion Stadium