Whyte only had the opportunity to make an impact on one special teams play in Saturday’s 52-33 victory over Old Dominion, but he made it count, returning a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown that gave momentum back to the Owls.
“Honestly from the start, there was no clutter, nothing in my face,” Whyte said, describing the return. “This is looking kind of right. Slowly but surely I saw the hole and I just took it.”
That kickoff return for a touchdown is only the second in program history. Whyte holds the other one, too, doing so against Louisiana Tech last season.
Whyte also scored two rushing touchdowns on Saturday prompting the Hornung Awards to place the redshirt junior on its weekly honor roll.
For the season, Whyte is averaging 31.7 yards per kickoff return, fifth best nationally.
FAU is on a bye this week. The Owls return to the field on Oct. 20 at Marshall.