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University of Hawaii kicker/punter Rigo Sanchez was named the Mountain West Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week.
Sanchez converted field goals of 24 and 35 yards in the Rainbow Warriors’ 34-17 victory over San Jose State on Saturday. It was their first road victory since 2014. Sanchez has made all five of his field-goal attempts this season.
Sanchez also averaged 44.5 yards on six punts.
He also is the kickoff specialist. Two kickoffs were launched from the UH 20 because of penalties.
“I love his approach,” UH head coach Nick Rolovich told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. “I love how important being a Warrior is to Rigo. He has probably an unappreciated leadership role on this team. And he just wants to win. His approach to his craft is at a high level. He’ll get a shot in the NFL because of how much he cares about it. He has great talent, but he works at it. He’s always looking for a way to be better. And that’s why he’ll be successful in life.”