Marist’s Barrett Named To Buck Buchanan Award Watch List
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – Fifth-year senior linebacker Willie Barrett of the Marist football team has been named to the 2018 STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award Watch List. The Buck Buchanan Award is presented to the top defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision. On Monday, Barrett was named Preseason All-Pioneer Football League. He was named First Team All-PFL, PFL Defensive Player of the Week twice, and Honorable Mention All-FCS twice. Barrett led the Red Foxes with nine-and-a-half tackles for loss and three fumble recoveries last season. He also tied for the team lead with three sacks and two forced fumbles. His three fumble recoveries were the most by a Red Fox in the last 15 seasons. The last Red Fox to be named to the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List was Terrence Fede, who was added during the 2013 season. That year, Fede set Marist's single-season and career records for sacks, was named PFL Defensive Player of the Year, was named to five FCS All-American Teams, and finished sixth in the Buck Buchanan Award voting. The following spring, Fede became the first Marist football player selected in the NFL Draft when he was chosen in the seventh round by the Miami Dolphins.