(Daily Aztec) - San Diego State football redshirt freshman cornerback Darren Hall was named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 8, the second time in three weeks he has received the honor.
Not bad for a guy who has yet to start a game for the Aztecs.
Hall did not see a single defensive snap in the first two games this season and only saw one snap against Arizona State in week three.
However, things are different now for the 6-foot, 170-pound cornerback from Pasadena who is finally getting the opportunity to show off his talents on the field.
Hall had an interception in back-to-back games against Eastern Michigan and Boise State, also leading the Aztecs with nine tackles and added a strip sack against the Broncos.
Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week Darren Hall talks about the impact he’s made this early in his SDSU career. He’s notched two interceptions in the last two games. pic.twitter.com/GMtG2c9bC3
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He has come off the bench as a key rotational piece in the secondary during the Aztecs’ last two victories.
Against Eastern Michigan, Hall notched an interception in overtime to set up the game-winning field goal.
Hall said his interception helped confirm that he can be a major contributor in the SDSU secondary.
“It boosted my confidence to go out there and just know that I can play at this level, because I didn’t play much last year or this year,” Hall said.