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San Diego State LB Calvin Munson Named WK 1 Lott IMPACT Player of the Week
- Updated: September 9, 2015
NEWPORT BEACH, CA. – San Diego State linebacker Calvin Munson has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week.
The 6-1, 240-pound junior from St. Charles, Missouri returned two interceptions for touchdowns as the Aztecs opened their season with a solid win over the University of San Diego, 37-3. Munson also contributed a team high 11 tackles, two for losses and recovered a fumble. His interceptions returns were for 67 and 19 yards.
In recognition of Munson’s performance, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the Lott IMPACT Trophy, will make a $1,000 donation to the general scholarship fund at San Diego State. It is the first time an Aztec player has been recognized as the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week.
Munson was also named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week as well as the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week.
A multi-sport star in high school, he was drafted in baseball by the St. Louis Cardinals as a pitching prospect, but decided to attend San Diego State instead.
Other notable performances by players on the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List were:
Su’a Cravens, S/LB, USC: Had an interception and returned it 32 yards; six tackles in win over Arkansas State, 55-6.
Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia: Had three interceptions, a fumble recovery and 8 tackles in 44-0 win over Georgia Southern.
Derrick Kindred, S, TCU: Led Horned Frogs with 9 tackles, one for a loss and forced a fumble in 23-17 win over Minnesota.
Blake Martinez, LB, Stanford: Had game high 14 tackles in 16-6 loss to Northwestern.
Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama: Had team high 12 tackles as Alabama held Wisconsin to 40 rushing yards in 21 attempts (1.9 average) in 35-17 victory.
Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame: Led Irish with 7 tackles with one sack and a quarterback hurry in 38-3 win over Texas.