McDondle gathers NFFCC honors

McDondle gathers NFFCC honors


DURANGO, Colo. (October 11, 2016) - After a dominating running performance Saturday, Colorado State University-Pueblo junior running back Bernard McDondle (Littleton, Colo.) has been named the National Football Foundation - Colorado Chapter Player of the Week.

McDondle gathers the first NFFCC award of the season for the Pack, while it is the second time in his career he has been named the best in Colorado (all divisions) in a weekly honor. Last season he earned the award Nov. 24 after 187 rushing yards and three touchdowns in the NCAA Division II Playoffs First Round win against University of Indianapolis.

He was also named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week Monday.

McDondle totaled 151 of his career-high 276 yards in the first half of a 56-12 road win at Adams State University Saturday, while three of his four rushing touchdowns also came in the first two quarters. He rushed 18 times to average 15.3 yards per carry. The junior's long rush was for 80 yards to the end zone at the tail end of the third quarter. His other three scores came from 43, 32 and 20 yards out.

The four touchdowns are the most by an RMAC rusher this season.

He has rushed for more than 100 yards in each of his four games played, while his 753 yards is No. 14 in NCAA Division II.

The ThunderWolves return home Oct. 15, where they are 2-0 on the season, to battle Fort Lewis College in the annual homecoming game. The RMAC contest is set to begin at 2 p.m. at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl.

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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.