University of Toledo senior punter Brett Kern was today named the Mid-American Conference Special Teams Player of the Year by the MAC Report Online. The MAC Report Online is an independent publication and is not directly affiliated with the Mid-American Conference.

Kern, who is one of the three finalist for the Ray Guy Award as the nation's best punter, ranks second in the country with a 46.5 punting average, just 5/100 of a percentage point behind Kevin Huber of Cincinnati for first place (46.51 yards per punt for Huber to 46.46 for Kern).