Dante Pettis sets the Pac-12 record for punt return TDs as Huskies roll Grizz

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Dante Pettis sets the Pac-12 record for punt return TDs as Huskies roll Grizz

On a dead run tot he right and a cutback to the left, followed by a juke move on the punter was the recipe for a 67 yard put return for a TD by UW’s Dante Pettis. The TD would break Desean Jackson’s record for the All-Time lead in career punt returns for a touchdown. Pettis is just 1 TD short of setting the All-Time NCAA record held by Wes Welker (Texas Tech) and Antonio Perkins (Oklahoma).

”I still don’t really know what I did,” Pettis said . ”I just remember cutting back and making a little move on the punter; I don’t even know what that move was. It was more like an avoidance than a juke or something.”

This TD coupled with QB Jake Browning’s 259 yard passing game powered the University of Washington to a 63-7 victory.

Browning would show some elusiveness as a runner as he ran for a career best 50 yards on 5 carries and a TD. But Jake wasn’t the only guy player with unexpected offense. Left tackle Trey Adams gained 9 yards on a designed lateral pass that he nearly scored on.

”I should have scored, guys,” Adams said.
”He broke a lot of hearts tonight. A lot of linemen across the country were very sad that he didn’t get into the end zone,” Petersen said


Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He’s a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.


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