Fox and McDondle Named NFFCC Players of the Year, 10 Pack players honored

Fox and McDondle Named NFFCC Players of the Year, 10 Pack players honored

DURANGO, Colo. (December 22, 2015) Seniors Morgan Fox (DE, Fountain, Colo.) and Cameron McDondle (RB, Littleton Colo.) continue to add awards to their trophy cases. Fox won the National Football Foundation-Colorado Chapter Defensive Player of the Year Award, while McDondle earned  NFFCC Offensive Player of the Year Honors. Eight more Pack players earned a spot on either the NFFCCA's first or second team.

Fox earned Defensive Player of the Year honors after leading Division II in sacks per game with 1.42 sacks per contest. His 17 total sacks ranked second in the nation. Fox received NFFCA Player of the  Week honors Nov. 9, following a three-sack performance against Colorado Mesa.


Named a finalist for the Cliff Harris Small College Defensive Player of the Year... Honored as the runner-up for the Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year Award ... Associated Press Little All-America Second Team ... AFCA All-America Team ... D2CCA All-America First Team ... D2CCA All-Region First Team Defense … Named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and All-RMAC First Team ... Finished first in the nation in sacks per game with 1.42, while the 128 sack yards was first nationally ... In 12 games he totaled 17.0 sacks to rank second in Division II and his 15 solo sacks was second ... Finished 17th nationally with 1.8 tackles for loss per game and has totaled 21.5 tackles for loss resulting in -137 yard (third nationally) ... Finished the season with 52 tackles (32 solo), forced and recovered a fumble and added one pass break-up ... Posted five multi-sack games, which included three sacks on three occasions ... Totaled a career-high 10 tackles (five solo), 3.5 tackles for loss (-23 yards and two sacks (-20 yards) at West Texas A&M ... During the regular season, Fox was named RMAC Defensive Player of the Week twice... Member of a Pack defense that finished third nationally in interceptions (24), third in scoring defense (15.8), 11th in rushing defense (94.6), 17th in total defense (308.8), 18th in tackles for loss (8.2) and 19th in sacks per game (3.0).

Owns the program record for sacks in a season (17) and career (36) ... 164 career tackles (82 solo) ... 49.5 tackles for loss (-276 yards) and -250 yards from sacks ... Four fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles ... 11 break-ups.

MCDondle scampered for 2,236 yards this season and averaged 171.9 yards per game. Both averages ranked second in the nation. McDondle received NFFCC Player of the Week honors three times this season (Oct. 5, Oct. 26, Nov.2).


Honored as a Harlon Hill Trophy finalist ... AP Little All-America First Team ... D2CCA All-America First Team ... D2CCA All-Super Region Four First Team ... RMAC Offensive Player of the Year and an All-RMAC First Team selection ... Ranks second in NCAA Division II in rushing yards (2,235), rushing yards per game (171.9) and rushing touchdowns (24) ... Sits third nationally in rush yards per carry (7.4), sixth in all-purpose yards (177.85) and 10th in scoring (11.1) ... The yards total in 2015 is a program record, while he also owns the program record for touchdowns in a season (24) and in a career (60) ... Holds the single-season scoring record (144) and Oct. 24 against then-No. 7 Colorado School of Mines, he rushed for 308 yards, a new program best ... His total rushing yards this season ranks eighth on NCAA Division II all-time season yards list, while it is second most on the RMAC single-season chart ... His rushing touchdowns total is fourth in a single season in conference history ... Named NFF-Colorado Chapter Player of the Week three times and RMAC Offensive Player of the Week twice.

Combined with brother Bernard McDondle (RB, Littleton, Colo.) to total 3,674 rushing yards to establish the new NCAA Division II record for most yards gained by two players, same team in a season (Previous record was 3,611 set in 2004 by Pittsburg State) ... As of Nov. 13, led all levels of NCAA in rushing yards (1,943) and rushing touchdowns (24) ... Rushed for 150 or more yards in 11 of 13 games played this season ... Rushed for multiple touchdowns in eight games this season, which includes three touchdowns four times and four rushing scores at Chadron State Oct. 17 (T-9th in DII in 2015) ... Totaled five rushing touchdowns on carries of 70 or more yards ... Reached 1,000 yards in just six games, the fastest in program history.

With 5,951 career rushing yards he is the program's leader, second all-time in the RMAC and 16th all-time in NCAA Division II ... He finished his career with 126.6 yards per game, 56 rushing touchdowns and 6.6 yards per carry (897 carries) ... Rushed for more than 100 yards in 31 career games, which included 10 straight games in 2015 and 23 of the last 25 games.

Along with McDondle, senior offensive linemen Gary Dixon  (Fontana, Calif.) and Zach Martinez (Redlands, Calif.) garnered  spots on the All-NFFCC First Team Offense.  Four Pack players received spots on the All-NFFCC First team Defense. Senior linebacker, Ben Estica (Palm Beach, Fla.), junior safety, Joseph Jones (Fountain, Colo.), and junior linebacker, Sam Singleton (Denver, Colo.)  joined Fox on the first team.

In addition to their state-best seven first team honorees, the Pack had four second team nods. Senior, Kieren Duncan (Goodyear, Ariz.) claimed two spots on the All-NFFCC Second Team Offense. Duncan was honored as both a wide receiver and a special teams performer. Senior defensive lineman Tony Campton (Littleton, Colo.) and junior defensive back LaRon Tarkington (Phoenix, Ariz.) collected All-NFFCC Second Team Offense honors.

With 10 players and 11 total first or second team performances, the Pack finished with the most players honored by the NFFCC. Colorado State University ranked second with nine players on the list. The Pack finished the season with a 12-2 record, which was the best record posted by any team in the state.


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