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.