Jarvis West Earns National, Big 12 Honors
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State junior Jarvis West was lauded by the Big 12 and the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) for his performance vs. Texas Tech on Saturday. A native of St. Petersburg, Fla., West earned Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week honors and national kickoff returner of the week accolades by the CFPA.
West returned Iowa State’s first non-onside kickoff return for a touchdown since 1994 (Troy Davis) at Texas Tech, going 95 yards for the score on ISU’s first touchdown of the afternoon. The 95-yard kickoff return ties for the third-longest in school history.
West also had four punt returns for 46 yards, including a career-long 38-yarder in the third quarter.
West is one of the most prolific kickoff returners in school history. His career 26.10 average on kickoff returns ranks second all-time in school history behind Luther Blue (26.47; 1973-76).