KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Fort Hays State had two of the three MIAA Football Athletes of the Week named on Monday. Both earn the distinction for the second time this year as Sie Doe, Jr. was named the Defensive Athlete of the Week and Brandon Brown was named the Special Teams Athlete of the Week.
Sie Doe, Jr. had another big weekend with 11 tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble in Fort Hays State’s 35-27 win over Missouri Western. With the two sacks, Doe tied the single season record at FHSU now with 12 on the season. His record-tying sack was a big key to the win, forcing a fumble on the sack that FHSU recovered with 8:25 to go in the game. The Tigers scored a touchdown just two plays later to gain breathing room with a 28-19 lead. He was one of four Tigers to reach double figures in tackles for the game.
Brown averaged 43.5 yards per punt in the 35-27 win for Fort Hays State over Missouri Western. He punted eight times with two resulting in drives starting inside the 20 and three resulting in touchbacks. His longest punt of the game was a 78 yarder for a touchback, tying the second-longest punt in FHSU history. He averaged 54.4 yards on kickoffs with three touchbacks, and went 5-of-5 on extra-point conversions.
Garrett Fugate of Central Missouri was named the Offensive Athlete of the Week, joining Doe and Brown for the weekly honors.