Rebels pick up third and fourth player of the week nods in 2013.
UNLV: A seasoned returning starter at punter who will go into his final season with a career average of 41.1, which ranks 11th in school history … Named to the 2015 Official Preseason Watch List for the Ray Guy Award ... The first Rebel punter in history to be named Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week twice in a season … A local product who transferred home after spending one season up north.
2014: Punted a career-high 81 times for an average of 40.5 yards per attempt, which ranked 77th in the nation … The 81 attempts were the second most in UNLV single-season history, just two behind Gary Cook’s 83 in 2003 … Booted 14 attempts 50 yards or longer, including two season-long 61-yarders and placed a career-best 30 kicks inside opponents’ 20-yard lines … Punted eight times for a 47.2-yard average and the first of those 61-yarders against the Wildcats on Aug. 29 … Earned a 48.2-yard average on four attempts vs. NIU on Sept. 13 … Placed his other 61-yarder vs. Air Force on Nov. 8.
2013: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 13 games and attempting all 65 punts for the program … Also kicked off four times at New Mexico … Ranked 47th in the nation with an average of 41.8 yards per attempt … Dropped 16 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line and booted 15 balls at least 50 yards … Booted a career-long 73 yarder … Named to the Ray Guy Award Watch List in October ... Named Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks … He was honored on September 30 after his three punts at New Mexico … The previous week he became the first Rebel to earn the special teams award since return man Deante Purvis in 2011 and the first UNLV punter to win it since Gary Cook a decade earlier … Averaged at least 43 yards in each of his first five games as a Rebel … Averaged 43.2 yards in his collegiate debut at Minnesota … Fought off sub-zero temperatures and snowy conditions to average 50.3 yards on three attempts in win at Air Force on November 21.
2012: Sat out season per NCAA transfer rules. NEVADA, RENO: Redshirted season for the Wolf Pack.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Arbor View HS … A two-year letterwinner for coach Dan Barnson … Named first team all-conference as a punter as a senior and second team as a kicker … Also lettered in lacrosse for the Aggies … Graduated while holding all of Arbor View’s kicking and punting records.
PERSONAL: Logan Gray Yunker was born Nov. 3, 1992 … The son of Jon and Lisa Yunker … Majoring in sociology.