"The young man has put himself in position to make some tremendous plays," USU head coach Gary Andersen said. "To his credit, he's taken advantage of those opportunities to make plays."
Fackrell is a 6-foot-5 outside linebacker out of Arizona. His speed and size has been too much for most opponents to handle, even as a freshman.
He's always been solid this season. But the last two weeks have been special by any estimation.
Against BYU, Fackrell came up with a huge second half interception, putting Utah State in position to tie the game in the fourth quarter. He's played the run and the pass well in Dave Aranda's defensive scheme.
He's putting himself in position to collect some serious hardware in the postseason, as Utah State appears headed for a special year.