KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Fort Hays State senior kicker Dante Brown earned MIAA Special Teams Athlete of the Week on Monday (Sept. 23) for his efforts in the 41-38 overtime win at Washburn this past Saturday. This is his first time receiving the honor this year.
Brown made two critical field goals to lift Fort Hays State to a 41-38 win at Washburn in overtime. Brown's first make came at the end of regulation, hitting a 24-yard attempt as time expired to force overtime. After FHSU created a stop on defense in overtime, Brown won the game with a 30-yard field goal. It snapped a string of nine straight losses by the Tigers at Yager Stadium in Topeka. Brown finished the game with 11 points, adding a 5-of-5 effort on PAT attempts to his two field goals.
Brown was a five-time recipient of this honor last season, when he went on to receive MIAA Special Teams Player of the Year and Don Hansen Football Committee National Special Teams Player of the Year honors.
Brown joined Central Missouri quarterback Brook Bolles (Offensive Athlete of the Week) and Northwest Missouri State defensive back Jerrell Green (Defensive Athlete of the Week) as recipients of the conference honors this week.