PERU – Bobcat sophomore kicker John Brady (Hickman) was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart) Special Teams Player of the Week. Brady, a Lincoln East graduate, who handles the place-kicking and kickoffs for Peru State, was recognized Monday by the Heart conference officials.
In Peru State’s 24-19 win over MidAmerica Nazarene in Olathe, Kan., on Saturday, Brady handled all of the kicking duties for the Bobcats. He made all three of his point after attempts and connected on a 23-yard field goal try.
Perhaps more important was Brady’s punting. While he average 36.8 yards per punt in six tries, he had two of his punts which pinned the Pioneers on their four-yard line. Both times this happened, Peru State would score eventually score off of good defensive and/or special teams play.
In addition, Brady had five kickoffs for 264 yards which included one touchback.
This was the first Heart honor for a Bobcat football player so far this season. Brady did earn the honor last year as well after the first week.