BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Linebacker Nate Landman of the Colorado Buffaloes has been honored with the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week award.

Nate Landman tackles running back Marcus McElroy at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on Friday. (credit: Joe Mahoney/Getty Images)

Landman, a sophomore, made his first start ever last Friday at the Rocky Mountain Showdown against the CSU Rams.

He collected 16 tackles, two for a loss, and one interception.

Linebacker Drew Lewis collides with Nate Landman as Landman intercepts a pass in the second quarter. (credit: Joe Mahoney/Getty Images)

“It (the award) has been one of my goals ever since I started getting recruited,” said Landman, according to


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