Alijah Halliburton on Tuesday earned more recognition for his Week 1 performance.
Wyoming's senior safety was named the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week as selected by the Football Writers Association of America after racking up a career-high 17 tackles and recovering a fumble in the Cowboys' upset win over Missouri. Halliburton had 13 solo tackles while he returned the fumble 79 yards at the end of the first half to set up a Cooper Rothe field goal.
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Halliburton, who did it in just in his seventh career start, was named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder is off to a fast start after finishing last season as Wyoming's fourth-leading tackler.
Halliburton and the rest of the Cowboys will return to action Saturday at Texas State.