COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (September 4, 2017) - Playing in his first game for more than a year, senior Colorado State University-Pueblo defensive lineman Josh Croy (Littleton, Colo.) has been recognized as the Week 1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
After missing the 2016 season due to injury, Croy returned for his senior year and started 2017 by leading the ThunderWolves with 10 tackles (four solo) in a 38-7 victory against No. 16 Colorado Mines. The defensive lineman added two tackles for loss (-3 yards) and helped the Pack hold the 2016 No. 2 scoring offense in NCAA Division II (47.5 ppg) to just seven points. The CSU-Pueblo defense also held the nation's best total offensive team (568.8 ypg) last season to 311 yards. The Orediggers totaled 94 rushing yards after compiling 207 yards per game on the ground last year and only going under 100 yards rushing in two of 13 games.
Next for the the ThunderWolves is a Sept. 9 matchup at West Texas A&M University. Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m. MT.
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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.