Football

Punter Nick Liste Earns MVFC Special Teams Honors

Nick Liste

St. Louis, Mo. -- Youngstown State sophomore punter Nick Liste was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Penguins 21-17 loss at UNI.

Liste found the first trip of the UNI-Dome to his liking averaging 45.7 yards per punt. He had six punts for 274 yards, including a season-long 54-yard boot. Liste had punts of 38, 39, 46 (twice) and 54. His 38-yard punt was fair caught at the 12 while one of his 46-yard was fair caught at the 15. He also had four kickoffs in the game.

On the year, Liste is averaging 39.5 yards per punt on 43 kicks. He has placed 14 inside the opposition's 20-yard line and has five punts of more than 50 yards.

South Dakota State quarterback Austin Sumner was named the Offensive Player of the Week, North Dakota State strong safety Colton Heagle was named the Defensive Player of the Week and UNI quarterback Jared Lanpher was tabbed the Newcomer of the Week.

Liste and the rest of the Penguins will remain indoors next Saturday when they visit top-ranked North Dakota State. Kickoff at the Fargodome is set for 4 p.m. Eastern time.