Horton Claims MW Defensive Honor
Sept. 12, 2016

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State cornerback Tyler Horton's career performance in Saturday's 31-28 win over Washington State was recognized Monday as he was named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week.

The honor is the first of Horton's career. The last time a Bronco claimed the conference's weekly defensive honor was Oct. 27, 2014, when STUD end Kamalei Correa was recognized.

Horton got the Broncos out in front in the opening minutes of Saturday night's contest, making his first-career interception on Washington State's opening drive and returning it 85 yards for the game's opening score. The 85-yard return is the sixth-longest in Boise State history and the longest by a Bronco since Jamar Taylor's 100-yard interception return against Arizona State at the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas on Dec. 22, 2011.

The Fresno, Calif. native also made five tackles (three solo) in the contest as Boise State improved to 2-0 to start a campaign for the first time since 2011. The Broncos also improved to 9-3 vs. the Pac-12 since 2006, and to 5-0 against the conference at Albertsons Stadium over that same span.

Boise State (2-0) returns to action Sept. 24, visiting Corvallis, Ore., for a matchup against Oregon State. Kickoff time and TV information are to be announced.

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