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Air Force Jeremy Fejedelem (2) takes down Cowboys running back Xazavian Valladay (6) during the Falcons' football game against the University of Wyoming Cowboys football team at Falcon Stadium at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. The Falcons defeated the Cowboys by a score of 20-6. (Chancey Bush/ The Gazette)

Jeremy Fejedelem just needed a little help from his friends.

The safety, one of Air Force’s most accomplished tacklers over the past decade, entered Saturday with plenty of stops but no interceptions this season. Now he has two.

The first came when Grant Theil deflected a pass from Levi Williams and Fejedelem came down with it. The second came when Jake Ksiazek got a hand on one and Fejedelem was there to grab it.

The senior safety now has five career interceptions.

“It’s always good when you can make a big play like that for the team,” Fejedelem said. “But I didn’t have to do much for that. My teammates kind of did everything for me, they kind of tipped it up and I didn’t have to do much.”

Still, grabbing two picks in a season when he didn’t have one felt pretty sweet.

“I was very hungry for those,” said Fejedelem, who also made 10 tackles and had a half a tackle for a loss.

Both interceptions came on Air Force’s side of the field, thwarting potential scoring drives for the Cowboys.

“Each one, just because of the field position in where they occurred,” coach Troy Calhoun said, “those were huge plays.”

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