Nov 14, 2022

O'Connor named RMAC Defensive Player of the Week

Posted Nov 14, 2022 11:11 PM
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CS Sports Information Director

  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- November 14, 2022 -- Chadron State College sophomore defensive lineman Hunter O'Connor, of Broomfield, Colorado, was announced as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, in a release at

O'Connor had an exceptional game at South Dakota Mines on Saturday. He set a new RMAC single-game record with 9.0 tackles for loss, for a total of 39 yards. He also broke the CSC school record for sacks in one season, passing RMAC and CSC Hall of Famer Casey Beran with 16.0 sacks this fall, after racking up five on Saturday. Of O'Connor's 13 total tackles, 12 were solo, including all five sacks and all nine tackles for loss. The five sacks were the second-best ever recorded in an RMAC game.

The Legacy High grad is now No. 2 in NCAA Division II for sacks per game, and tied for No. 3 in tackles for loss per game.

O'Connor is the second Eagles player tabbed for the conference's weekly honors, after placekicker Gunnar Jones on October 17.