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    SD Mines FB: Vilson earns RMAC Defensive Player of the Week Honors

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. --- South Dakota School of mines junior defensive back Marken Vilson was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Play of Week his performance last Saturday in helping the Hardrockers defeat Western State, 38-21, at O’Harra Stadium in Rapid City, South Dakota.

    Vilson had a career day vs. the Mountaineers with two interceptions, one he returned for a touchdown to ice the game and racked up 58 interception yards. He also led the ‘Rocker Dawg defensive unit with eight total tackles.

    “It’s great to have Marken recognized by the RMAC for his performance in our hard fought victory over Western State,” said Hardrocker football head coach Zach Tinker. “Marken is a leader in our program both on and off the field and his explosive pick-six in the fourth quarter sealed the victory for us on Saturday.” 

    The victory gave the Hardrockers a 1-1 record on the season as the team prepares for Simon Fraser for Saturday’s homecoming M-Day game in a 5 p.m. matchup on Dunham Field.


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