Adam Korsak has been named Co-Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week. This comes one week after he was named the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week for his performance against Temple in Week 1 — and on Tuesday, he earned the honor once again.
Korsak earned his fifth national award of his career and second-straight after being named the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week once again on Tuesday. He has been named to the Ray Guy Award Watch List four times in his career at Rutgers.
The Scarlet Knights’ punter was incredible on Saturday in a 17-7 victory over Syracuse in the Carrier Dome. Korsak pinned the Orange inside their own 20-yard line five times in six punts. He set career bests with a 52.2 average and 51.5 net in the contest. Korsak also turned in the seventh-longest punt in program history with a 69-yard kick that settled at the one-yard line.
Korsak shared the honor this week with Iowa’s Tory Taylor — a fellow punter from Melbourne, Australia. Taylor landed four punts inside the 10-yard line during the Hawkeyes’ 27-27 victory on the road against No. 9 Iowa State. He also boomed a 69-yard kick and registered four punts of 50 yards or more.
For Korsak, this is his first Big Ten Special Teams’ Player of the Week honor despite being a four-time Ray Guy Award Watch List member and having won their weekly honor four times as well. Janarion Grant was the last Scarlet Knight to win this conference award back in 2016.
Korsak has been one of the best punters in the nation during his career at Rutgers. That is continuing this season as he currently ranks second nationally with a net punt of 50.7 yards. During his career, Korsak is averaging 43.6 yards on 208 career attempts.
The specials teams’ unit for the Scarlet Knights has been stellar through two games and it has been extremely important. Korsak will look to continue his work when Rutgers returns home to take on Delaware on Saturday.