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Jake Edmiston Talks RMAC Def. Player of the Year Live on NC5

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Updated: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 08:29:09 MST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-Colorado Mesa senior middle linebacker, Jake Edmiston appeared live on NewsChannel5 at 6pm Tuesday afternoon alongside Sports Director Josh Moser to discuss his 2013 RMAC Def. Player of the Year award.

Edmiston set an NCAA Div. II single season record with 177 total tackles. The Palisade, Colo., native led Div. II in tackles per game (16.1) and solo tackles per game (9.3). He also added five quarterback sacks and two interceptions. A mathematics and statistics major with a 3.82 grade point average, Edmiston was also recognized as the RMAC Academic Player of the Year.

Milo started the final three games at nose tackle for the Mavericks. The San Diego, Calif., native recorded 18 tackles on the year, including three tackles for a loss and one quarterback sack.

Mesa had three players, running back Jake Cimolino, cornerback Jordan Price and safety Mike Brady, earn All-RMAC second team honors.

Cimolino ranked third in the RMAC in rushing yards with 103.3 per game and scored seven touchdowns on the year. The Fort Bragg, Calif., native also finished fourth in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,263 (1,136 rushing and 127 receiving). Cimolino earned All-RMAC second team honors in 2012.

Price finished the year tied for 15th nationally and second in the RMAC in pass break-ups with 1.45 per game. The Fort Worth, Texas, native also ranked tied for 24th in the nation and second in the league in interceptions with 0.45 per game.

Brady finished the season ranked tied for ninth in the nation and first in the RMAC in interceptions with 0.55 per game. The Highlands Ranch, Colo., native also ranked fourth in the league in pass break-ups with 1.18 per game. Brady earned All-RMAC third team honors at punter in 2011 and 2012.

Cornerback Ryan Lendrum and right tackle Zeth Ramsay each earned third team honors.

Lendrum finished the year ranked sixth in the league in interceptions (0.27 per game) and 12th in pass break-ups (0.82).

Ramsay started all 11 games at right tackle for the Mavericks.

Colorado Mesa finished the year 5-6 overall and fifth in the RMAC with a 4-5 record.

Courtesy: CMUMavericks.com
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