St. Louis, Mo. - Youngstown State senior punter Nick Liste earned his second Missouri Valley Football Conference special teams Player of the Week award and fourth of his career, which ties a school record, the league announced.
Liste joins former punter Joe Bishop as the only Penguins to be named MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week on four occasions. Bishop was a two-time pick in 2005 and 2006. Liste was selected as the conference's Specialist of the Week once in 2011 (NDSU) and once in 2012 (WIU).
Liste had two punts downed on the WIU 1-yard line and averaged 43.4 yards on five punts in the Penguins' 24-14 win over Western Illinois on Saturday. Liste had punts of 55 (downed at the 1), 53, 44, 35 (downed at the 1) and 30 yards. He also had five kickoffs in the game, one for touchback on a cold and windy evening.
Earlier this year he was tabbed Special Teams Player of the Week against Michigan State.
YSU has had a solid run of conference Players of the Week this year. It marks the seventh consecutive week that a Penguin was honored by the league for a performance.
The Penguins are off this Saturday before travelling to South Dakota to take on the Coyotes on Nov. 2.