Kennesaw State’s Anthony Gore Jr. added to watch list for Buchanan Award
Kennesaw State linebacker Anthony Gore Jr. was added to the watch list for the Buck Buchanan Award as the best defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision.
The senior from Statesboro was one of nine players added to the original list of 32 on Thursday, which also includes Owls teammate Bryson Armstrong.
Kennesaw State quarterback Chandler Burks is on the watch list for the Walter Payton Award as the top offensive player in the FCS.
The 6-foot, 221-pound Gore has been one of the standout players on a Kennesaw State defense that ranks second in the FCS in total defense, allowing 241.4 yards per game, and third in allowing 10.8 points per game.
For the season, Gore has 47 tackles, including 33 solo. He is third in the Big South Conference with three sacks, fourth with seven tackles for loss and he also has one forced fumble.
Gore and Armstrong are two of 15 players on the Buchanan Award watch list from the Big South.
The Buck Buchanan Award recognizes the best defensive player at the FCS level.
The award is named after the Hall of Fame defensive tackle, who played 12 seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs. Buchanan played his college football at Grambling State from 1960-62.