McDondle and Williams garner RMAC Player of the Week awards

McDondle and Williams garner RMAC Player of the Week awards

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (October 5, 2015) – The seventh-ranked Colorado State University-Pueblo senior running back Cameron McDondle (Littleton, Colo.) and redshirt-freshman corner Darius Williams (Gilbert, Ariz.) were honored as Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Players of the Week, announced by the league office Monday.

McDondle was named RMAC Offensive Player of the Week as he continued to show why he leads the nation in rushing, as he racked up 203 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries in the 56-0 victory at Adams State University. He averaged 10.7 yards per carry and recorded rushing touchdowns of 73, 41 and 17 yards. He only carried the ball once in the second half, as he totaled 186 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries (10.3 ypc) in the first two quarters. He added one reception for seven yards to round out his day on an even 210 yards of offense.

McDondle leads the nation in rushing yards (927), ranks second in rushing yards per game (185.4), sits third in rushing touchdowns (11) and is ninth nationally in yards per carry (7.79).

A Pack player has now garnered RMAC Defensive Player of the Week recognition for the second straight week, as senior defensive end Morgan Fox (Fountain, Colo.) earned the nod Sept. 28.

In his first collegiate start, Williams intercepted two passes and returned them 98 yards, which included a 53-yard interception for a touchdown. The redshirt freshman also added a team-high two breakups and a solo tackle in the victory at Adams State. His first collegiate pick was returned 45 yards to the ASU 17. On the next Adams State possession, Williams jumped in front of a pass and returned it untouched to the end zone for his first touchdown as a member of the ThunderWolves.

Williams brought in two of the ThunderWolves' program record six interceptions and helped the Pack to their eighth shutout since 2008.

The Pack ranks fifth nationally with 11 interceptions this season.

CSU-Pueblo has earned four player of the weekn nods from the RMAC this season. Senior Kieren Duncan (WR/KR, Goodyear, Ariz.) was named RMAC Special Teams Player of the Week Sept. 14.

The ThunderWolves will battle with the only team to beat them in 2014, Oct. 10 in the annual homecoming game. The RMAC contest is set for a 2 p.m. start and will air live on Comcast CET (channel 105/900 HD). The 2015 class of the CSU-Pueblo Athletics Hall of Fame will be recognized at halftime of the game. 

Tickets are avaialble online or at the Massari Arena Ticket Office. For more information on tickets, click HERE.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.