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┬árecovered 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.

Jared Stansbury


Jared is in his fifth year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He’s the site’s lead reporter for ISU recruiting.

He worked as the site’s intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as the full-time staff writer in May 2016.

Jared has spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI. He’s the sideline reporter for KASI’s Ames High football broadcasts and has appeared frequently on the station’s baseball broadcasts during the summer.