Mike Bobo announces team captains for Hawaii game
Colorado State football head coach Mike Bobo returned to practice Wednesday and the fourth-year Rams coach has not skipped a beat since coming back to Fort Collins Tuesday night. Along with preparing for Saturday's game-plan, Bobo announced the team captains on Twitter Thursday. Here are the four players that will lead the Rams against Hawaii this weekend.
1. Jordan Fogal: Fogal was able to return this season after being granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA over the summer and he brings a veteran presence to the secondary, along with cornerback V.J. Banks. In 2017, Fogal started all 13 games for CSU and finished the season with 71 tackles, four pass deflections and two interceptions.
2. Josh Watson: Watson is the most experienced returning player on the team with 24 career starts and 39 games played. The 6-foot-2, 240 pound linebacker is coming off an impressive junior season in which he made 12 starts and led the team with 109 tackles. Watson also recorded two sacks, two interceptions and forced/recovered one fumble. Through Week 13, his nine total pass defenses ranked first in the Mountain West and tied for fourth in the country among non defensive backs.
3. Collin Hill: After tearing his ACL for a second time in his collegiate career last spring, Collin Hill has admirably worked his way back and will likely be medically cleared for the majority of the 2018 season. Washington graduate transfer K.J. Carta-Samuels will be the team's starting QB against Hawaii this weekend, but it is Hill that will dawn a captain's patch on his jersey.
4. Adam Prentice: Rated the nation's top returning fullback by Pro Football Focus, Prentice does not receive a lot of attention for his efforts on the field, but he is consistently one of the best performers in the offense. Prentice rarely misses assignments and is frequently praised by the coaching staff for being a leader in the locker room and all phases of life. It is not surprising that Prentice has been named a captain, as he is widely one of the most respected players in the locker room.