UT's Daje Johnson eludes Rice's Brady Wright at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday September 12, 2015. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Daje Johnson wins Big 12 weekly honor

Oklahoma State-Texas kickoff time also announced

Posted September 14th, 2015

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Texas receiver Daje Johnson has been named the Big 12 special teams player of the week for his performance against Rice.

Johnson had three returns for 119 yards, including an 85-yard return for a touchdown. It was the first time Texas had any player return a punt for a score since Johnson took one back 85 yards against Oklahoma in 2013.

Johnson’s performance helped the Longhorns set a new single-game record for punt return yardage. Duke Thomas also had a 56-yard return, boosting the Horns’ overall total to 175 yards on four attempts.

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Oklahoma State kickoff: Also on Monday, the Big 12 announced the Oklahoma State-Texas game on Sept. 26 will kickoff at 2:30 p.m.

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