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San Diego State’s Calvin Munson Named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week
- Updated: September 13, 2016
NEWPORT BEACH, Ca. – San Diego State Linebacker Calvin Munson has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week.
The 6-1, 245-pound senior from St. Charles, Missouri led the Aztecs with 14 tackles, including one sack as San Diego State won its 12th straight game, 45-40 over Cal.
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.
Munson has been the San Diego State Defensive MVP each of the past two seasons as well as an All-Mountain West selection.
“He’s as good as any linebacker in our league and he’s as good as any linebacker that we’ve played against or will be playing against,” SDSU head coach Rocky Long said. “I really believe that.”
Munson, who has now started 29 straight games for the Aztecs, was also the Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week last season when he returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the same game, Sept. 9.
A Health and Communications major, he has also pitched on the SDSU baseball team.
Other notable performances by players on the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List were:
Adoree’ Jackson (CB, Jr., USC): Had a 77-yard punt return for a touchdown to go along with two tackles in win over Utah State, 45-7.
Eddie Jackson (S, Sr., Alabama): Returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown, added four tackles and broke up one pass in 38-10 win over Western Kentucky.
Andrew King (LB, Sr., Army): Led Black Knights with seven tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack. Also recovered a fumble as Army went to 2-0 with 41-14 win over Rice.
William Likely (CB, Sr., Maryland): Had five tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, broke up one pass and returned a punt 12 yards in win over Florida International, 41-14.
Raekwon McMillan (LB, So., Ohio State): Led team with eight tackles, broke up a pass and forced a fumble in 48-3 win over Tulsa.
Jabrill Peppers (LB, So., Michigan): Led team with eight tackles, two tackles for losses and two quarterback hurries in 50-14 win over Central Florida.
Cameron Smith (LB, So., USC): Led Trojans with 13 tackles, including one tackle for loss in win over Utah State, 45-7.
Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week Winners
Week 2 – Calvin Munson, San Diego State