Kamari Cotton-Moya named Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Oct 29, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones defensive back Kamari Cotton-Moya (5) tackles Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Alex Delton (5) at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State junior safety Kamari-Cotton Moya was named the Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week after his performance in the win over Texas Tech, the conference announced on Monday.

The Bakersfield, Calif. native forced two turnovers, including a 48-yard interception returned for a touchdown, in Saturday’s 66-10 win over the Red Raiders. He also forced then recovered a fumble and collected six tackles, one of them for a loss.

The interception was Cotton-Moya’s second of the season. Iowa State will close out the regular season on Saturday when West Virginia visits Jack Trice Stadium for a 2:30 p.m. kick.

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