Meyer earns second GPAC Special Teams POTW honors
CRETE, NE — For the third time this year, a member of the Doane Tigers football team has earned conference player of the week honors.
Doane kicker/punter Kelen Meyer is the Great Plains Athletic Conference's (GPAC) Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 7.
Meyer broke a school record with an 86-yard punt in the second quarter in the Tigers 14-9 loss against Hastings College Saturday. On the play, Doane's line-of-scrimmage was their own 11-yard line. Meyer's punt carried in the air until hitting at Hastings' 14-yard line and rolled until it was downed at the three-yard line.
The previous record was held by Josh Warren who recorded an 83-yard punt against Sioux Falls in 2007.
Meyer also went 1-2 on field goals on the year and averaged 50.6 yards-per-punt in the game.
It's Meyer's second Special Teams Player of the Week award this season. He also earned the award in Week 1 for his performance in Doane's 12-10 win over Concordia.
Overall, the award is Doane's third of the season. In addition to Meyer's two Special Teams Player of the Week awards, wide receiver Jeremiah Payne earned GPAC Special Teams Player of the Week honors in Week 6 in the Tigers' 16-13 win over Dakota Wesleyan.