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Jackson Named Big South Special Teams Player of the Week
Liberty University return specialist Wynton Jackson has been named this week's Big South Special Teams Player of the Week, honoring the junior's efforts in the Flames' season opener against St. Paul's last Thursday evening.
Jackson (Jr., WR, 6-1, 180, Jacksonville, Fla.) finished the game with six punt returns for 86 yards, averaging 14.3 yards per punt return. The six punt returns tied a Liberty and Big South Conference record for punt returns in a game, while the 86 return yards ranks as the fifth most return yards in a game in Big South history. Jackson also finished the game with one kickoff return for 20 yards.
Along with Jackson, the Big South honored three other players this week as VMI running back Sean Mizzer was named Choice Hotels Offensive Player of the Week, VMI defensive back Jamaal Walton was named New Balance Defensive Player of the Week and Gardner-Webb running back Brandon Jackson was named Freshman of the Week.
Jackson and the Flames return to action on Saturday evening when they host Glenville State at Williams Stadium to close out a two-game homestand. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.