Russell Added to Buchanan Award Watch List
Philadelphia, Pa. - Georgia Southern sophomore Brent Russell's disruptive play as a nose tackle has placed him on the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List. The Buchanan Award, presented by The Sports Network and sponsored by Fathead.com, features a stellar 20-player Watch List to identify the top candidates for the Football Championship Subdivision's (FCS) outstanding defensive player award.
Voting takes place after the end of the regular season and the award winner will be announced at the national awards banquet on Thursday, Jan. 6 in Frisco, Texas - the night before the national championship game.
Russell, from Comer, Ga., wrecks havoc on opposing offenses as one of the more feared defensive linemen in the nation. Only a sophomore, his specialty is getting into opposing backfields. Through Georgia Southern's first seven games, Russell has 28 tackles, including 7.5 for losses and 4.5 sacks. College Sporting News selected Russell as its FCS Freshman of the Year and he also earned Southern Conference first-team honors from the Sports Media Association and second-team honors from the league's coaches in 2009.
- Category: Football
- Published on Monday, 25 October 2010 14:45