Red Raider Punter Dominic Panazzolo earns Big 12 honor

Red Raider Punter Dominic Panazzolo earns Big 12 honor
Texas Tech punter Dominic Panazzolo #85 lines up for a punt Thursday, October 12 against the TCU Horned Frogs in Fort Worth. (Devin Ward/KCBD)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -Texas Tech punter Dominic Panazzolo was named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week Monday by the conference.

He had a 42.4 average per punt Thursday against TCU.

The Australian had three of his seven punts downed inside the 10, pinning the Horned Frogs back to start drives.

Kingbury had praise for his punter after the win Thursday. “That was huge. What a great job by Dom. He miss hit one early that rolled into the End Zone. I kinda got on hit. The next two he out it inside the three (yard line). Really proud of Dom and how he responded. It really won the game for us turning the field like that.”

Panazzolo and the Red Raiders host Kansas at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium.

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