Many will cite Texas A&M’s stingy defense as the reason they were able to come away with a 17-9 win over Miami last Saturday, but the Aggies’ special teams was the truly dominant unit on the day. Highlights included a long kickoff return to open the game by Devon Achane, no kickoff returns allowed, a missed FG, a blocked FG and a muffed punt return by the Hurricanes. But perhaps no person was a bigger part of this effort than senior punter Nik Constantinou, and he was rewarded by being named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week.
#SECFB— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) September 19, 2022
Nik Constantinou • @AggieFootball
Constantinou had six punts on the night , three of which were downed inside the Miami 10-yard line (including one downed at the 1). He averaged 44.3 per punt and the Hurricanes tried to return two of the punts for a negative three yards.