After two interceptions with one returned for a touchdown, Weber State senior Jordan Preator has been honored as the ROOT Sports Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Preator played a key role in helping Weber State to a 41-27 win over nationally-ranked Montana on Saturday at Stewart Stadium. He had two interceptions and returned one for a touchdown.
The Plain City, Utah native picked off a Montana pass late in the first half, helping the Wildcats to a 34-6 halftime lead. Then in the fourth quarter, he had another interception that he returned 23 yards for a touchdown to seal the win.
It was the second time this season Preator has recorded two interceptions in the same game. He is tied for first in the Big Sky with four interceptions this season.
Weber State is 6-2 overall and 4-1 in Big Sky play and ranked 14th in the nation in this week’s FCS Coaches poll and 19th in the STATS poll.
The Wildcats have another Big Sky showdown on Saturday at No. 11 Eastern Washington.
Paul Grua is the Director of Athletic Communications at Weber State University.