Ole Miss’ Jordan Watkins named SEC Co-Special Teams Player of the Week

Published 3:11 pm Monday, September 4, 2023

Ole Miss football senior wide receiver Jordan Watkins has been named the SEC Co-Special Teams Player of the Week, as announced by the conference on Monday afternoon.

Watkins was pivotal in Ole Miss’ 73-7 season-opening win over Mercer, returning his first career punt for a touchdown with a 70-yard score in the third quarter.

Watkins finished with 180 all-purpose yards on the day, as he also hauled in six receptions for 111 yards through the air in a record-breaking passing performance by the Ole Miss quarterbacks.

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