PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Thanks to his tremendous play so far in 2012, University of Richmond Spiders senior DB Cooper Taylor was added to the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List, The Sports Network announced on Wednesday. The Buck Buchanan Award honors the most outstanding defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Having played four games this season, Taylor has established himself as one of the finest defensive players in the country. The Atlanta, Ga. native has racked up 27 tackles on the season, including 12 against No. 4 Old Dominion last weekend. Taylor has also intercepted three passes, running one back for a touchdown against Georgia State. The senior captain has also tallied four pass breakups and a tackle for loss.
The Buchanan Award will be voted on by a national panel of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries following the regular season on Nov. 19. All four awards will be presented on Dec. 17 at the FCS Awards Banquet and Presentation in Philadelphia.