CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA –Former George Washington High football standout and two-time Kennedy winner Ryan Switzer put the final touches on his freshman season with North Carolina by tying the NCAA record for punt return touchdowns in a season.
Switzer, who entered the Belk Bowl against Cincinnati with four punts returned for scores on the year, took a punt back 86 yards for a touchdown to give him five overall on the season. That mark ties the NCAA record for a single-season, which was first set by Chad Owens of Hawaii in 2004.
The career mark for punt return touchdowns overall is eight, held by Wes Welker with Texas Tech and Antonio Perkins with Oklahoma.
Switzer was named the Belk Bowl MVP as North Carolina defeated Cincinnati 39-17.
You can watch a MetroNews interview with Switzer prior to the bowl game here.