University of Montana Grizzly Josh Buss has become the only FCS player to be placed on the preseason watch list for the prestigious Butkus Award, given annually to the nation’s top linebacker.
The Butkus Award honors the nation’s best high school, college and professional linebackers who excel on the field and in service to the community.
The accolade comes a week after Buss was named the Big Sky Conference’s preseason Defensive Player of the Year.
Buss enters his senior season with 198 career tackles, 36 tackles-for-loss and 12 sacks. Entering his senior season he ranks in Montana’s top 10 in career TFLs and top 30 in career sacks.