|Posted September 18, 2012|
Mathews collects Colorado Player of the Week honors
Related: National Football Foundation, Colorado Chapter Release (Sept. 17, 2012)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Sept. 18, 2012) - The awards keep rolling in for J.B. Mathews (So., Aurora, Colo.), who was named the National Football Foundation, Colorado Chapter Player of the Week Monday evening.
Mathews set a personal best for both rushing yardage (227) and all-purpose yards (293) at Western New Mexico Saturday afternoon. He carried the ball 34 times for 227 yards (6.7 yards per carry) and four scores. His longest rush of the game was a 25-yard scamper. Mathew's four rushing ouchdowns equals CSU-Pueblo records for most rushing touchdowns and most total touchdowns scored. He also caught three passes for 66 yards (22.0 yards per catch), with a long of 44 yards. Mathews first touchdown came in the first quarter to put CSU-Pueblo up 14-6. He then found the touchdown again in the second quarter to help the Pack to a 21-13 lead. Mathews crossed the goal line two more times in the third quarter, first to put CSUP up by eight points (28-20), and then again to put the Pack up by 15 points (35-20).
Mathews is the first ThunderWolf this season to earn All-Colorado honors and the first Pack player to gather the award since Oct. 17 of last season, when Stephan Dickens (Jr., Aurora, Colo.) was named NFFCC Player of the Week.
It also marks the second time in his career that Mathews has been named All-Colorado, earning the honor Oct. 10, 2011, as well.