Mountain West Football Top 50: No. 45, Nevada S Asauni Rufus
The Wolf Pack’s Asauni Rufus is next on our countdown of Mountain West football’s best players.
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The veteran defender will be integral to a Wolf Pack revival in 2017.
Asauni Rufus is the next player on the Mountain West Wire football top 50, following his second straight year as a presence all over the field.
After racking up triple-digit tackles as a freshman in 2015, Rufus made his mark last fall not only by finishing fifth among MWC defensive backs with 95 tackles, but he also forced three fumbles and, despite facing the fewest pass attempts in the FBS, led a secondary that allowed just 12 passing touchdowns.
The Wolf Pack return precious few starters on the defensive side of the ball this fall, but boasting one of the conference’s best safeties is a good way for Jay Norvell’s team to get on track quickly.
— 2auni (@sauniru) June 12, 2017