Doane's Jeremiah Payne earns GPAC weekly honor after performance versus Dakota Wesleyan
CRETE, NE — A member of the Doane Tigers receiving corps has earned conference honors for his work on special teams in the team's most recent win against the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers.
Junior wide receiver Jeremiah Payne has been named the Great Plains Athletic Conference's (GPAC) Special Teams Player of the Week.
Payne sparked Doane's comeback win over Dakota Wesleyan with a 91-yard kickoff return touchdown in the third quarter. It's the eighth-longest kickoff return in school history. Doane was trailing 13-3 in the contest before Payne's big return. Doane would go onto win 16-13.
Payne totaled 129 yards on three kickoff returns. He also hauled in three passes for 33 yards.
Payne joins freshman Kicker Kelen Meyer as Doane players to win GPAC Special Teams Player of the Week honors. Meyer won the award in week one after hitting four field goals in the school's 12-10 win over Concordia earlier this season.
Doane (3-2) will face its rival Hastings College (5-2) on the road Saturday. The rivalry between the two stretches all the way back to 1891. Doane leads the series 57-53-10.