OGDEN, Utah - Weber State sophomore kicker Josh Kealamakia has been honored as the National Special Teams Player of the Week by The Sports Network and Fathead.com. Kealamakia was honored after his performance in Weber State's 54-17 loss at Utah State Saturday.
The Syracuse, Utah native recorded 11 punts in the game for a total of 532 punting yards. He averaged 48.4 yards per punt and had three kicks of 60 or more yards. He also had two of the top ten punts in Weber State history. He recorded an 80-yard punt in the third quarter of the game, the fourth longest punt in school history. He also had a 71-yard punt early in the fourth quarter, which is now tied for the tenth best in WSU history. That punt was downed on the Utah State one yard line.
On the season Kealamakia has 17 punts for 735 yards, an average of 43.2 yards per kick, fourth best in the Big Sky.
For his career he currently ranks seventh in Weber State history in career punting average at 40.84 yards per punt.
This is the second-straight week Weber State has earned a National Player of the Week honor. Wide receiver Xavian Johnson was named National Freshman of the Week last week after his performance at the season opening game at Wyoming.
The Wildcats will open the home and Big Sky season this Saturday at 6:00 p.m. when they host Sacramento State at Stewart Stadium.