Sept. 16, 2013
STILLWATER - Oklahoma State receiver Josh Stewart is the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week after his performance against Lamar. It's the third time in as many weeks that a Cowboy has earned weekly conference recognition.
Stewart scored on a 67-yard punt return and took a second punt back 41 yards to set up an OSU touchdown in lifting the Cowboys to a 59-3 win over Lamar. Stewart finished with 114 punt return yards for the eighth-highest single-game total in OSU history. His 67-yarder marked OSU's first punt return for a touchdown since Josh Cooper had a 66-yarder against Troy on Sept. 11, 2010. It was also OSU's longest punt return since 2009.
Just three games into the 2013 season, OSU has already had a player earn Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (J.W. Walsh after the Cowboys' win at UTSA), Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (Caleb Lavey after OSU's win over Mississippi State) and now Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week in Stewart.
This is the first time Stewart has been recognized as the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week, though he was the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week following last year's game against West Virginia.