College Football Awards: Buck Buchanan Award Winners

Below is a list of past winners of the Buck Buchanan award, which is given to the nation's most outstanding defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), formerly Division I-AA.

YearPlayer, School
2022Zeke Vandenburgh, Illinois State
2021Isaiah Land, Florida A&M
2020Jordan Lewis, Southern
2019Dante Olson, Montana
2018Zach Hall, Southeast Missouri State
2017Darius Jackson, Jacksonville State
2016Karter Schult, Northern Iowa
2015Deon King, Norfolk State
2014Kyle Emanuel, North Dakota State
2013Brad Daly, Montana State
2012Caleb Schreibeis, Montana State
2011Matt Evans, New Hampshire
2010J.C. Sherritt, Eastern Washington
2009Arthur Moats, James Madison
2008Greg Peach, Eastern Washington
2007Kroy Biermann, Montana
2006Kyle Shotwell, Cal Poly
2005Chris Gocong, Cal Poly
2004Jordan Beck, Cal Poly
2003Jared Allen, Idaho State
2002Rashean Mathis, Bethune-Cookman
2001Derrick Lloyd, JMU
2000Edgerton Hartwell, Western Illinois
1999Al Lucas, Troy State
1998James Milton, Western Illinois
1997Chris McNeil, North Carolina A&T
1996Dexter Coakley, Appalachian State
1995Dexter Coakley, Appalachian State

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