JMU senior linebacker Stephon Robertson is on the preseason watch list for the Buck Buchanan Award, which is given out annually to the most outstanding defensive player at the FCS level.
There are just twenty preseason nominees for the Buchanan Award, which has been awarded since 1995.
The defending CAA Defensive Player of the Year finished as runner-up for the Buchanan Award last season.
Robertson led the Dukes with 101 tackles last year, including 8 1/2 tackles for a loss.
James Madison will open the season August 31st at home against Central Connecticut State.
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