PUEBLO, Colo. - CSU-Pueblo punter Brandon Kliesen (Sr., Pueblo, Colo.) the D2Football.com National Special Teams Player of the Week, D2Football.com announced Wednesday.
Earlier in the week, Kliesen was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.
Kliesen helped CSU-Pueblo in the field position game by averaging a league-best 48.4 yards per punt this week in the Pack's 35-3 win over Fort Lewis. His kicks pinned Fort Lewis at or behind the 20 yard line on six of seven attempts, including three punts of 50 yards or longer. Through five games, Kliesen leads the conference in touchbacks (8) and net punt average (44.5 yards) and is ranked second in the nation in punting.
Kliesen becomes the first ThunderWolf to ever claim the D2Football.com National Player of the Week honor.
Kliesen and the rest of the ThunderWolves will travel this week to Chadron, Neb. to take on Chadron State with first place in the RMAC on the line.