(Editor's note: Montana State Athletics press release)
BOZEMAN -- Montana State defensive end Bryce Sterk was named one of 26 finalists for the Buck Buchanan Award, presented to the top defensive player in the FCS, by STATS on Monday.
Sterk led the Big Sky Conference with 13.5 sacks and was second with 16.5 tackles-for-loss. He was third in the FCS in sacks, and was a dominant force throughout the season. The 6-5, 261 lb Lynden, Washington product finished the regular season with 56 total tackles and three quarterback hurries, and logged 2.5 sacks when the Bobcat defense suffocated the University of Montana offense on Saturday.
Two Bobcats have earned the Buchanan Award, Caleb Schreibeis in 2012 and Brad Daly in 2013.