COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (September 19, 2016) – Colorado State University-Pueblo football's Emery Taylor (R-Fr., CB, Aurora, Colo.) earned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors Monday, in an announcement from the league office.
In his first career start, Taylor recorded two interceptions, which included an 85-yard interception return for a touchdown in the 37-10 home victory versus South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Sept. 17. Both picks came in the second quarter, as his first one moved the Pack ahead 9-0 and the second set-up the Pack offense at the SDSM&T 22-yard line. Five plays later the Pack were in the end zone to take a 16-0 lead into the locker room.
Taylor totaled a career-high six tackles (three solo), which was the fourth best on the team in the win.
Prior to Taylor's two interceptions, the ThunderWolves hadn't brought in a pick in the first nine quarters of the season after leading the RMAC last season with 24.
The conference award is the first in Taylor's career and the first for the Pack this season.
CSU-Pueblo (1-2, 1-1 RMAC) plays host to New Mexico Highlands University (0-3, 0-2 RMAC) in an RMAC battle Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Neta & Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl.
Tickets are available NOW online or at the Massari Arena Ticket Office. Saturday also serves as Youth Football Day, as all area kids are encouraged to wear their youth football jerseys to earn free admission to the game.
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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.