Kansas State wide receiver Byron Pringle made history on Saturday and was acknowledged accordingly.
The junior pass-catcher played a significant role in Kansas State’s 45-40 upset win over No. 13 Oklahoma State, in which he hauled in 4 receptions for 166 yards and 3 touchdowns, along with returning a kick return to the house for a score. As a result of becoming the first playing in Big 12 history to haul in 3 touchdowns catches and return a kick for a touchdown, as well, Pringle was named as the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.
Five players garner #Big12FB accolades for week 12.
— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) November 20, 2017
The fruits of Pringle’s labors not only earned the K-State wide out his first 100-yard receiver effort since the Wildcats season opener, in 3 receptions for 121 yards and 1 touchdown in a 55-19 win over Central Arkansas, but helped earn Kansas State its sixth win to reach bowl eligibility.
With just one regular season game remaining, Pringle is up to 28 catches for 705 yards and 6 touchdowns on the season. His career total sits at 67 receptions for 1,336 yards and 10 scores.
Pringle will aim to add to that total once again on Saturday with Kansas State closing its regular season slate out at home against Iowa State.
The Wildcats and Cyclones are set to kick off on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.