Kansas football wide receiver Trevor Wilson had one of the most electric plays of the Jayhawks season in yesterday’s win over UCF.
The Kansas Jayhawks ran for 399 yards and five touchdowns when they drubbed the UCF Knights 51-22 to improve to 5-1. While Devin Neal and Daniel Hishaw Jr. were the stars of the show, Trevor Wilson made highlight reels with his 82-yard punt return touchdown.
As the first half began to wind down with just 3:45 to go, UCF remained scoreless. They turned to punter Mitch McCarthy to boot it away from the 43-yard line, but he was not able to give it enough distance. KU’s punt returner, Trevor Wilson, made a flurry of juke moves and evaded several defenders en route to a punt return touchdown that extended the lead to 24-0.
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Wilson has become the regular return man for special teams coordinator Sean Snyder during the 2023 season. He had not returned a punt in his collegiate career prior to this year. However, it seems he has found his niche after recording his first return score ever yesterday.
The redshirt junior transferred over from Buffalo when Lance Leipold became the Jayhawks’ new head coach. Despite playing a big part in the offense in his inaugural Jayhawk season — he finished second on the team in receptions and receiving yards — Wilson faced an aggravated assault charge before 2022 began and had his football career put in jeopardy.
This play wasn’t the first huge yardage gain for Wilson this year. He caught a 58-yard touchdown from quarterback Jason Bean in the loss against Texas and came up with an unreal snag against Illinois. While he doesn’t have the same role he once had with Kansas football, Trevor Wilson is making a difference through his offensive and special teams contributions.