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Alijah Halliburton

University of Wyoming senior strong safety Alijah Halliburton was named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week Monday. It is the first weekly conference honor for Halliburton in his career.

Halliburton had a game-high 17 tackles, which also was a career high, in UW's 37-31 home victory over Missouri last Saturday. Among his 17 total tackles were  13 solo stops. He added one tackle for loss for four yards.

Halliburton recovered a fumble and returned it 79 yards to set up a UW field goal as the first half ended, which gave UW a 27-17 halftime lead.

Of Halliburton's 17 tackles, seven of those tackles held Missouri players to five yards or less, including tackles for minus-4 yards and four for zero to two yards.

Halliburton helped a UW defense that forced three Missouri turnovers, record two sacks and five tackles for loss.

(1) comment

rbutler9

Well done my friend. You were an integral part in that upset win and deserve the honor.


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