Pittsburg State University senior wide receiver/return specialist John Brown was named the MIAA Special Teams Player of the Week Monday (Sept. 23).
Brown (5-11, 170) returned the opening kickoff of the second half 95 yards for a touchdown to help spark a 28-point third quarter as No. 14 Pittsburg State rolled to a 59-7 victory over Southwest Baptist in front of 10,788 Family Day fans at Brandenburg Field/Carnie Smith Stadium.
The Homestead, Fla., native compiled 298 all-purpose yards in the game. He caught five passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns – all in the first half against the Bearcats. Brown also had one rush for 11 yards.
Emporia State quarterback Brent Wilson earned MIAA Offensive Player of the Week, while Washburn linebacker Bryce Atagi garnered MIAA Defensive Player of the Week recognition.