Maxie grabs NFFCC Player of the Week honor

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Colorado State University-Pueblo senior outside linebacker James Maxie (Parker, Colo.) earned the team's first National Football Foundation-Colorado Chapter Player of the Week honors of the season after his dominating performance Saturday at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Yesterday, he was tabbed Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Maxie earned the All-Colorado player of the week award for the first time in his career.

Leading the defense in the 21-13 road win at South Dakota Mines, Maxie totaled 17 tackles (eight solo), 6.5 tackles for loss (-27 yards) and 4.5 sacks (-24 yards). The 17 tackles tied the program record, set by Lee Meisner versus Chadron State College on Oct. 2, 2010. The tackle total is the second most in the RMAC this season and tied for 12th in NCAA Division II in 2019. The 6.5 tackles for loss are the most in NCAA Division II this season, a new program record and ranks third all-time in the RMAC. The sack total is the second most in Division II this season and was half sack away from tying the program record.

Maxie has a team-best 48 tackles (24 solo) and adds 7.5 tackles for loss (-30 yards) and 4.5 sacks (-24 yards).

CSU-Pueblo (4-1, 3-1 RMAC) moved up a spot to No. 17 in the American Football Coaches Association poll and remains on the road Oct. 12 with a RMAC matchup with New Mexico Highlands University (0-4, 0-4 RMAC). Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.