Longhorns Football: Rose named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week | Horns Illustrated

(Image via TexasSports.com)
(Image via TexasSports.com)

IRVING, Texas - Texas place-kicker Nick Rose was named the Big 12 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.

Rose, a junior, connected on a 21-yard field goal with three seconds remaining to lift the Texas Longhorns Football team to a 48-45 win over Iowa State on Saturday. It was the Longhorns’ first game-winning field goal since Justin Tucker connected on a 40-yarder to knock off Texas A&M, 27-25, in 2011, and just the 10th field goal in school history to win a game in the final 10 seconds.

2023 Texas Longhorns Football Season Tickets

A native of Dallas, Rose also hit a career-long 45-yarder with 4:15 left in the third quarter to put Texas ahead 31-28 and is now 7-for-11 on the season after hitting his last four attempts. He connected on all six of his PATs vs. Iowa State to tally a career-best 12 points. In addition, eight of Rose's nine kickoffs went for touchbacks. The only one that wasn't was the game’s final squib kick with three seconds remaining.

via TexasSports.com press release

James Schleicher

James Schleicher is the publisher of Horns Illustrated magazine. He's also a fifth generation Texan and lifelong Austinite. Follow @HornsIllus twitter to keep up with all things Horns Illustrated.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *