Oct. 4, 2010
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State junior Keshawn Martin has been named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Spartans' 34-24 win over No. 11 Wisconsin last Saturday.
Martin accounted for 190 all-purpose yards against the Badgers, including a 74-yard punt return in the second quarter that gave Michigan State a 13-6 lead. It marked MSU's first punt return for a touchdown since 2002.
Overall, the junior wide receiver returned three kickoffs for 71 yards (23.7 avg.) and two punts for 83 yards (41.5 avg.) while hauling in two passes for 34 yards and adding a two-yard run.
In addition, Martin was also named the College Football Performance Awards National Punt Returner of the Week.
The Inkster, Mich., native has now been involved in a touchdown five different ways during his career - receiving (6 in his career), rushing (1 vs. Minnesota 2009), passing (1 vs. Notre Dame 2009), punt return (1 vs. Wisconsin 2010) and kickoff return (1 vs. Minnesota 2009).
This marks the second time in his career that Martin has been named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week. He also won the honor on Nov. 1, 2009, after accumulating 284 all-purpose yards, including a 93-yard kick return for a score, against Minnesota.