Kuntz Finishes 12th in Buck Buchanan Award Voting
Nov. 30, 2016

Release from STATS FCS

PITTSBURGH - Duquesne senior linebacker Christian Kuntz finished 12th among 25 finalists for the 2016 Buck Buchanan Award which is to be presented on Jan. 6 in Frisco, Texas.

The Buchanan Award, named for the legendary defensive lineman from Grambling State, is presented annually to the FCS Defensive Player of the Year.

Kuntz, the two-time NEC Defensive Player of the Year, finished with 71 points in voting of a national panel of over 150 sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries.

The Pittsburgh native finished his career as the conference's all-time leading sack leader with 30.5.Kuntz led the NEC in sacks (11.5) and tackles for loss (24.0) this season.

Duquesne is one of just four FCS schools, Gardner-Webb, Jacksonville State and Sam Houston State are the others, with players on the Watch Lists for the three major FCS individual awards.

Quarterback Dillon Buechel finished 25th in voting for the Walter Payton Award (FCS Top Offensive Player) and A.J. Hines is on the Watch List for the Jerry Rice Award (FCS Top Freshman).

 

 

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