BOULDER – Nate Landman needs a new trophy case. In just 48 hours, Landman has raked in virtually every award that was available to him.
But the story of Landman’s big week doesn’t start on Sunday, when Landman was named Walter Camp Football’s National Defensive Player of the Week, or on Monday when he won the Pac-12’s Defensive Player of the Week award and was named a semifinalist for the Butkus Award, which is given to the best Linebacker in the nation.
The story doesn’t even start on Saturday, when Landman set a new lifetime best with three sacks in part of his defense’s dominating effort against San Diego State, which resulted in three total points allowed by the defense.
It starts on Thursday.