2018 Mountain West Football Top 50 Players: #44, Nevada FS Dameon Baber
The Nevada Wolf Pack’s playmaking safety continues our countdown of Mountain West football’s 50 best players.
Baber is crucial to Nevada’s next step forward.
The countdown of Mountain West football’s 50 best players rolls onward with yet another defensive back, as Nevada safety Dameon Baber comes in at #44.
Baber found coordinator Jeff Casteel’s 3-3-5 defense to his liking, finishing 2017 with 94 tackles (4th-best among Mountain West DBs), 1.5 tackles for loss, two passes defended and three interceptions. One of those interceptions, a 100-yard stunner against San Jose State, established a new conference record for longest return.
If that wasn’t enough, his effort in that matchup with SJSU made him just the third player ever to score three times on returns in one game. Put together, it was enough for Baber to earn a second-team all-Mountain West nod and a spot in the conversation regarding the conference’s top safeties.