Navy punter Pablo Beltran was named the FBS independent special teams player of the week.
The FBS independents awards honor players from Army, Brigham Young, Navy and Notre Dame.
Beltran averaged 49.2 yards per punt in Saturday’s 12-0 loss to San Jose State. He had three consecutive 50-yard punts in the first half.
Beltran is averaging 47.2 yards on 13 attempts this season for the Midshipmen (1-3) and would rank fourth nationally if he had enough attempts to qualify for the NCAA’s weekly rankings. The NCAA requires 3.6 attempts per game to qualify, leaving Beltran one shy of being eligible this week.
NAVY FBS INDEPENDENTS SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sept. 5, 2011: K Jon Teague
Oct. 17, 2011: K Jon Teague
Dec. 12, 2011: K Jon Teague
Oct. 1, 2012: P Pablo Beltran