SPRINGFIELD, Mo–Missouri State punter Grant Burkett was named an FCS Associated Press All-American.

The sophomore from Joplin was a third team selection and led the Missouri Valley Football Conference in punting for a second straight year.

Burkett averaged 43.2 yards per punt which was 12th in the country.

This past season Burkett had 14 punts downed inside the 20-yard line.

And he had 11 punts sail for 50 yards or more.

Burkett was also a first team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference player in each of his first two years at Missouri State.