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O’Meara garners conference honor

Posted on 06. Sep, 2010 by in Iowa Football

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By Brendan Stiles

HawkeyeDrive.com

Iowa senior running back Paki O’Meara was honored by the Big Ten on Monday, being named the conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week.

In the Hawkeyes’ 37-7 win over Eastern Illinois, O’Meara blocked a Panther punt in the first quarter and returned it 42 yards for an Iowa touchdown to put the Hawkeyes ahead 21-0.

The last time Iowa had the Big Ten’s Special Teams Player of the Week was last year, when defensive end Adrian Clayborn blocked a punt against Penn State, and like O’Meara last weekend, returned it for a Hawkeye score.

Iowa plays Iowa State on Sept. 11 at Kinnick Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Central.

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