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Kyle Bonagura, ESPN Staff Writer 16d

Dante Pettis sets NCAA record with 9th career punt return TD

College Football, Washington Huskies

Washington receiver Dante Pettis is the NCAA's new all-time leader in punt return touchdowns.

Pettis' 64-yard return for a touchdown in the second quarter of Washington's 38-3 win overĀ Oregon on Saturday was the ninth of his career and broke a tie with Antonio Perkins (Oklahoma) and Wes Welker (Texas Tech). The senior tied the record earlier this season against Fresno State, a game in which he also tied the NCAA mark for consecutive games with a punt return touchdown (three).

It has been a week to remember for the Pettis family. Dante's father, Gary, is the third-base coach for the Houston Astros, who won their first World Series title on Wednesday.

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