UMaine’s Sheffield On Buck Buchanan Award Watch List
UMaine's senior linebacker Sterling Sheffield has been added to the Buck Buchanan Award 'Watch List'.
That means he'll be added to a list of players who could win the coveted 'best defensive player in FCS football' honor.
Sheffield has 8.5 sacks and that is tops in the Colonial Athletic Association and is 9th best in the nation. He is tied for the league lead in tackles for a loss with 12.
Add in the fact that that Sheffield has two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, an interception and 59 total tackles.
He is now one of 37 defensive players on the list provided by STATS FSC.
The award is named for the great former Kansas City Chiefs lineman Buck Buchanan who played his college football at Grambling. He is in the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Check out the list of past Buck Buchanan Award winners...
|2017||Darius Jackson, Jacksonville State|
|2016||Karter Schult, Northern Iowa|
|2015||Deon King, Norfolk State|
|2014||Kyle Emanuel, North Dakota State|
|2013||Brad Daly, Montana State|
|2012||Caleb Schreibeis, Montana State|
|2011||Matt Evans, New Hampshire|
|2010||J.C. Sherritt, Eastern Washington|
|2009||Arthur Moats, James Madison|
|2008||Greg Peach, Eastern Washington|
|2007||Kroy Biermann, Montana|
|2006||Kyle Shotwell, Cal Poly|
|2005||Chris Gocong, Cal Poly|
|2004||Jordan Beck, Cal Poly|
|2003||Jared Allen, Idaho State|
|2002||Rashean Mathis, Bethune-Cookman|
|2001||Derrick Lloyd, JMU|
|2000||Edgerton Hartwell, Western Illinois|
|1999||Al Lucas, Troy State|
|1998||James Milton, Western Illinois|
|1997||Chris McNeil, North Carolina A&T|
|1996||Dexter Coakley, Appalachian State|
|1995||Dexter Coakley, Appalachian State|