KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Fort Hays State senior kicker Dante Brown earned MIAA Special Teams Athlete of the Week honors for the second time this year on Monday (Oct. 14) after his performance in the 19-3 win over Emporia State last week. Brown also earned the honor following Fort Hays State's Week 3 41-38 overtime victory at Washburn.
Brown accounted for 13 of Fort Hays State's points in a 19-3 win over Emporia State. He made all four of his field goal attempts, with his longest being 42 yards. Three of the four field goals were in the first half, helping FHSU build a 16-0 lead by halftime. After Emporia State kicked a field goal in the third quarter, Brown pushed the margin back to 16 with his fourth field goal of the game. Brown's performance also allowed him to take over the all-time lead in field goals made at FHSU, now with 41. He passed Wes Simoneau (1997-2001) for the career record.
Brown is now a seven-time recipient of this honor over the past two years. He earned the honor five times last year.
Brown joins Northwest Missouri State tight end Marqus Andrews (Offensive Athlete of the Week) and Central Missouri linebacker Kolesen Crane and Northwest Missouri State linebacker Sam Phillips (Co-Defensive Athletes of the Week) as recipients of the conference honors this week.