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Nordly Capi, Colorado State DE, Named Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player Of The Week

Colorado State defensive end Nordly Capi has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for games of the weekend of Sept. 3.

Capi, a 6-3, 249-pound sophomore from Ocoee, Fla., set an NCAA single-game record with four forced fumbles in Colorado State’s 14-10 victory at New Mexico. His fourth forced fumble ensured the Rams would break an 11-game road losing streak.

With nine seconds remaining and the Lobos at the Rams’ 15-yard line, Capi stripped New Mexico quarterback Tarean Austin and recovered the fumble himself. Capi also registered seven tackles (five unassisted), of those 4.5 tackles were for losses totaling 27 yards.

Capi will be added to the 2011 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy will be presented to the best defensive player in college football on Dec. 12 by the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. Five finalists for the Nagurski Trophy will be announced on Nov. 17.

Each week during the 2011 season the FWAA All-America Committee has selected a national defensive player of the week from nominations made by the 11 Division I Bowl Subdivision Conferences and major independents.

The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,200 men and women who cover college football for a living. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include game-day operations, major awards and its annual All-America team.

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