University of South Dakota senior linebacker Tyler Starr is one of 20 players on the 2013 Buck Buchanan Award Watch List, which is presented to the top defensive player in the FCS.

Starr is one of seven returning finalists for the award, which will be presented by The Sports Network December 16th.

Starr was an all Missouri Valley Conference player last season with 74 tackles and four sacks. In the last two seasons in Vermillion, he has 18 sacks.

The Little Rock, Iowa native is one of five players in the Missouri Valley Conference on the watch list - the most of any FCS conference.

The Coyotes open the regular season August 31st, when they host UC Davis at 2:00pm.