SDSU's Hale earns Player of the Week honors for the second time this season

For the second time this season, South Dakota State University punter Brady Hale has been honored as the Missouri Valley Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.

A senior from Yankton, Hale averaged 42.6 yards on seven punts, booting a season-long 57-yarder and landing two attempts inside the 20-yard line, as the Jackrabbits dominated on special teams en route to a 36-7 Hobo Day victory over Youngstown State on Oct. 13.

Hale also handled kickoff duties for the first time this season, recording touchbacks on three of his seven attempts.

Previously, Hale received the MVFC weekly award for his performance in the Jackrabbits' Sept. 8 season-opening win over Montana State.

The Jackrabbits, who ranked in the top five in both major Football Championship Subdivision polls, play Saturday at Northern Iowa. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa.