Jaylen Erwin is this week's Jayhawk Conference Special Teams Player of the Week

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

Hutchinson Community College sophomore Jaylen Erwin provided the spark the Blue Dragons were looking for last Saturday against No. 2 Iowa Western.

Trailing by 24 points late in the third quarters, the sophomore from Charlotte, North Carolina returned a punt for a touchdown and earned Jayhawk Conference Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

While the rally fell short as No. 11 Hutchinson fell to Iowa Western 33-24, it probably wouldn't have gotten that close without Erwin.

With just 6 seconds remaining in the third quarter, the Blue Dragons trailed the Reivers 31-7. Erwin returned a punt 74 yards for a score to start a run of 17-unanswered points by Hutchinson, which made it a one-possession game.

Erwin averaged 33.5 yards per return on Saturday and had one kickoff return for 26 yards. He also had three receptions for 61 yards.

Erwin now has three touchdowns this season. Those touchdowns have come from an average of 53 yards per scoring play.

Erwin is the third Blue Dragon to win conference player of the week honors. Erin Collins was the league's offensive player and Dezmon Jackson was special teams winner in Week 1.