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Richmond’s Taylor Added to Buchanan Award Watch List

Oct 4, 2012, 1:25 PM EDT

Richmond safety Cooper Taylor has been added to the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List, as announced by The Sports Network this week. The Buchanan Award honors the most outstanding defensive player in FCS Football.

Taylor, who has been touted for his size and speed, has intercepted three passes over the last four games, including one for a 35-yard touchdown at VMI. The senior has also tacked on four pass breakups and 27 tackles to his growing resume. Even after missing the Spiders’ season-opener at Virginia, Taylor is tied for the league lead in interceptions and pick returns while ranking among the CAA’s top 15 players in tackles as well.
More information on Taylor’s honor can be found on For a full list of the 20 players featured on the Buchanan Watch List, visit
The award will be voted on by a national panel of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries following the regular season on Nov. 19.
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