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#9 Ethan Sawyer
Position: Punter
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Brandon, S.D.
High School: Brandon Valley H.S.
Major: Pre-Medicine/Biology/Spanish
Experience: 2 Letters
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Ethan has solidified the Jackrabbit special teams unit each of the past two seasons ... received the Missouri Valley Football Conference Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award each of the past two seasons and recognized on the MVFC Honor Roll for academics three times

2012
Handled the punting duties, averaging 40.9 yards per attempt ... booted 61-yard punt in season opener at Kansas ... named Missouri Valley Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after his seven punts against UC Davis averaged 47.9 yards, with four of his attempts traveling 50-plus yards including a career-best 72-yarder ... totaled 13 punts of at least 50 yards during the season ... averaged 46.3 yards on six attempts in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at North Dakota State ... MVFC All-Academic Team honorable mention selection

2011
Took over kickoff duties for final seven games and averaged 60.5 yards per attempt with eight touchbacks ... limited return game the final two weeks of season with three touchbacks against Southern Illinos and four at Western Illinois ... recipient of Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award

2010
Redshirted

BEFORE SDSU
Handled both the punting and kicking duties at Brandon Valley High School, averaging 40 yards per punt as a senior and setting a school record with a 47-yard field goal ... state finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman award ... also earned all-Eastern South Dakota and honorable mention all-state recognition as a linebacker after leading the team in tackles during both his junior and senior years ... career totals included 200 tackles and six interceptions ... academic all-state pick and member of the National Honor Society ... top-ranked student in class