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Dixie State’s Simpson Named RMAC Defensive Player Of The Week

(Photo courtesy of Alex Santiago, DSU Marketing and Communications)

ST. GEORGE, Utah – Dixie State senior defensive back Aaron Simpson has been named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Football Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Trailblazers’ 28-20 road win over Western Colorado.

Simpson racked up eight tackles, including three solo tackles and had a pass breakup. He also had an interception in the fourth quarter. Western Colorado was threatening to cut into Dixie State’s late lead in the four quarter when Simpson made a leaping interception on a fade route in the back of the end zone to put an end to the Mountaineers chance of scoring.

It’s the second RMAC Defensive Player of the Week honor for a Dixie State defender.

After losing their first game of the season to No. 9 Colorado State-Pueblo, the Trailblazers have won six straight, including a 5-1 conference record. They will return home to Trailblazer Stadium to face Chadron State on Saturday at 1 p.m. in their homecoming game. The matchup will be broadcast on CEC-TV (TDS channel 108) and heard on 91.3 FM in St. George.