(Hawaii Athletics) - University of Hawai'i senior slot receiver Cedric Byrd II was selected as the Mountain West's Offensive Player of the Week following his performance in UH's Week 0 win over Arizona.
Byrd posted career-highs of 14 catches for 224 yards and four touchdowns, the latter of which tied a single-game school record. In addition, his 14 catches were the most by a UH player since Kealoha Pilares' school-record 18 versus Louisiana Tech in 2010.
Byrd's 224 receiving yards ranks seventh all-time on the school's single-game list and were the most since John Ursua's 272 yards in the 2017 season-opener at UMass. Three of his TD catches against the Wildcats went for 25 yards or more, including two in the second quarter as UH built a 28-21 halftime lead.
His fourth score, a 30-yarder from Chevan Cordeiro with 5:02 remaining in the 4th quarter, proved to be the game-winner. Byrd, who also had one carry for three yards, was targeted 19 times in the game.
Last season, quarterback Cole McDonald became UH's first MW offensive weekly award winner following his 6-TD performance in a Week 1 win over Navy.
The Rainbow Warriors will next host Oregon State, Saturday, Sept. 7, their second Pac-12 opponent to start the season. Kickoff is 6:00 p.m., at Aloha Stadium.