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Knudson named NSIC Special Teams Player of the Week | KTIC Radio

Knudson named NSIC Special Teams Player of the Week

Knudson named NSIC Special Teams Player of the Week

Wayne State College senior placekicker Ethan Knudson was announced late Monday morning as the Northern Sun Conference Special Teams Player of the Week following his play in Saturday’s 62-0 victory over Upper Iowa.

Knudson, a 6-3, 185-pounder from Harlan, Iowa (Harlan HS), became Wayne State’s all-time leader in made field goals with 25 and 32-yard field goals Saturday while also going a perfect 8-8 on PAT kicks in Saturday’s shutout win over the Peacocks. He also averaged 59.7 yards on 11 kickoffs with five touchbacks.

With his two made field goals Saturday, Knudson (38-49) surpassed Nick Hope’s 36 field goals (36-50) from 2006-09. He also ranks second in career points by a kicker at Wayne State with 223, trailing Nick Hope’s mark of 245 points.

For the season, Knudson is 12 of 14 on field goals and 25-26 on PAT kicks. He is tied with Minnesota State’s Luke Williams for the fewest missed kicks this season in the NSIC (three).

Wayne State is 4-6 on the season and 2-4 in the NSIC South Division and will close out the 2019 season at home Saturday hosting Sioux Falls in a 1 p.m. contest.

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