Antoine Winfield Jr. sparked the Gopher’s 28-point second quarter with a 76-yard punt return for six points. He broke 5 tackles on the return and eventually earned himself co-Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
Antoine Winfield Jr's 75 yd punt return TD pic.twitter.com/5d5Jjm5Ii2— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) August 31, 2018
After Winfield missed the majority of the 2017 season due to injury, there’s been much debate over whether or not he should be returning punts. But the decision by the coaching staff paid off in week one.
Congrats to Mr. Winfield. Truly and elite player for the Gopher defense AND special teams.