COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 9, 2017) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo football team gathered its second consecutive Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week award Monday, as sophomore Kyle Rosenbrock (ILB, Brush, Colo.) was announced as the honoree by the league office.
The recognition is the second of Rosenbrock's young career, as he was honored with the defensive award in October of last season. It stands as the fourth by a member of the ThunderWolves this season. Kicker Mitchell Carter (R-Fr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) was honored last week, while Darius Williams (Jr., CB, Gilbert, Ariz.) earned RMAC Defensive Player of the Week Spet. 25 and senior defensive lineman Josh Croy (Littleton, Colo.) was recognized after week 1.
Rosenbrock blocked a punt, then recovered the ball and returned it 35 yards to the end zone for the program's second blocked punt for a touchdown since the restart in 2008. The first punt return for a score was a blocked punt in the end zone (2011). Rosenbrock's effort at the start of the second quarter handed the home team a 21-0 lead on Adams State, en route to a 63-17 victory.
He added three tackles (two solo) and a pass break-up to help the defense hold the No. 2 passing offense in NCAA Division II to 259 yards through the air (entered the game averaging 370.4 ypg). The Grizzlies entered the game No. 4 in total offense (524.2 ypg) and averaging 40.8 points per game, but the Pack defense only allowed 348 yards and 17 points.
The Pack (5-1, 5-0 RMAC) were ranked No. 12 in today's American Football Coaches Association national poll and will travel to Fort Lewis College Oct. 14 for a 12 p.m. kickoff.
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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.