University of Wyoming sophomore Cameron Stone was named Mountain West special teams player of the week Monday. The Rosharon, Texas, product returned a kickoff 99 yards during the first quarter of the Cowboys’ 44-17 win Saturday at Utah State in Logan.
Stone’s touchdown gave the Cowboys a 14-7 lead. He also had a second return of 25 yards.
It’s the first return TD for Stone, and the second-longest in UW history. The only return longer was a 100-yarder by Sonny Jones in 1948.
Stone was elevated to the Cowboys’ top kick return unit prior to their 23-13 loss to Boise State on Nov. 12. He has returned four kicks an average of 45.8 yards. As a cornerback, Stone has seven solo tackles in 10 games.