Washington Football Dante Pettis ties NCAA punt return record early

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 09: Wide receiver Dante Pettis
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 09: Wide receiver Dante Pettis /
SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 09: Wide receiver Dante Pettis
SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 09: Wide receiver Dante Pettis /

Washington Football WR Dante Pettis ties NCAA record today . His seventh punt return for a touchdown is his third this season in three games.

Washington Football team‘s wide receiver Dante Pettis is not the fastest, tallest, strongest, nor most elusive. But he may be one of the smartest men when the ball is in his hands that the NCAA has seen in some time. He is the type of player who seems, at times, to do it all. Take today’s game against Fresno State.  In just the first half, he’s responsible for three touchdowns.

But the big question is,has he managed any punt returns for a touchdown?

Let’s talk punt returns for touchdowns

Well, the score is 34-7 as the first half winds down. And Pettis has accounted for three scores. He caught two passes for touchdowns. But the highlight of the game, and likely for the NCAA so far this season, is the record tying touchdown on a punt return with just over five minutes remaining in the first quarter.

Tying NCAA records is huge news.

Social media erupts!

That’s an NCAA record tying run folks.

And that’s so so good, it’s worth an encore.

Even former teammates chimed in. How about speedster John Ross III?:

Kevin King had something to say:

If you are not watching this game, you are missing a record tying performane from Pettis. And the game is just half over.

Pettis talks about Fresno State

Pettis talked about Fresno State several days ago.

He’s certainly a scoring threat in so many ways. And as the pressure mounts this year to perform, he ups his game and delivers his best performance of the young season.

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The first half performance certainly tempts the belief that the record is breakable, perhaps even in the second half of today’s contest.  With a 34-7 scored, you have to wonder how long Coach Petersen will allow starters to play, particularly with a huge road contest at Colorado next week.

Dante Pettis has certainly done his part today. Now, if he can maintain his touchdown pace, the Huskies will be in the hunt for another Pac-12 Championship.