Chadron State College football placekicker Gunnar Jones has received two consecutive Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week distinctions, after the weekly honor was announced Monday at RMACSports.org.
In week two, he connected from 45 yards for the longest field goal by a CSC player since 2014, finishing with six points scored.
Last Saturday, he scored seven points on a field goal and a 4-for-4 effort on extra point tries. He added three punts for a 40-yard average and six kickoffs with two touchbacks.
Jones’ punting average of 45.7 yards per attempt, pending a statistical correction from week one, ranks as the top average in the RMAC and the third best in NCAA Division II. He is only one of three players in the RMAC to perform both placekicking and punting duties, and one of five to have made all of his point-after tries this season.
The most recent Eagles player to earn the league’s top weekly honor for two consecutive games was Danny Woodhead in the first two weeks of the 2007 season. Punter Zack Kozlik last received the recognition twice in a single season, earning the special teams nod in weeks one and three of 2017.