Senior free safety Colin Kimball (26) broke Mercyhurst’s career interception record this season with 15. He had five of those just within the Lakers last three games. His last two interceptions were made during the Lakers last game of the season on Saturday, Nov. 15. Kimball’s first interception of the game was made at the Laker goal line which he returned 100-yards for his second pick-six of his career. The 100-yard return for a touchdown was the longest return in school history. His second interception that broke the school record was made in the third quarter. Kimball also broke school records for most interception return yards in a game with 120 yards, in a season with 184 yards and in a career with 335 total yards.
This week, Kimball earned the Division II National Defensive Back of the Week by Beyond Sports Network (BSN). This is the second consecutive week a Mercyhurst player has gotten an award. Last week, redshirt junior quarterback Brendan Boylan was named Division II National Offensive Player of the Week.