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Football - Mon, Oct. 2, 2017

October 2, 2017

NSAA PRESS RELEASE

MADISON, S.D. Kaden Hight of Dakota State (S.D.) was recognized by the conference for the third time this season as its Special Teams Player-of-the-Week, the sixth edition of the Dactoah Bank/North Star Athletic Association Football Player-of-the-Week was announced.

Hight – 5-foot-9 and 155 lbs. punter – continued his impressive punting in Dakota State's 20-14 overtime thriller at Jamestown (N.D.).  He recorded five punts for a total of 229 yards, an average of 45.8 yards per punt.  Two of his punts went inside the opponent's 20-yard line.  His two other punts went for a touchback.  He had a long punt of 56 yards in the game.

According to the DakStats-NAIA statistical website as of Monday, Hight ranks third in the nation in punts yards per attempt with an average of 44.4 yards.  He recorded 23 punts for a total of 1,021 yards for the Trojans.  Seven of his punts went inside the opponents' 20-yard line.  He registered a season-long punt of 76 yards at Saint Ambrose (Iowa) on Sept. 2.

Kaden is the son of Todd and Twila Hight of Pierre, S.D.  He is a freshman Elementary Education major at Dakota State University.

Dakota State (4-2 overall record, 2-1 North Star conference record) returns home Saturday evening.  The Trojans host Waldorf (Iowa) in a North Star conference battle at Trojan Field.  Kick-off is set for 6 p.m. as part of Manufacturing Night.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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