Griz Dante Olson among finalists for Buchanan Award

Buchanan Award finalist Dante Olson making one of his 151 tackles on the year.

Montana Grizzlies Linebacker Dante Olson is among three finalists for the Buchanan Award, an award that goes to the nation’s top defender.

Zach Hall of Southeast Missouri and Derick Roberson of Sam Houston State are also in the top three.

The three men will travel to Frisco, Texas, for the 32nd Annual STATS FCS Awards Banquet on Jan. 4.

Olson finished the regular season with 151 total tackles and ranked second in the Big Sky in forced fumbles, with three, and fourth in the league with sacks, with six overall.

The award winner will be announced at the banquet in Texas on the eve of the FCS National Championship game.

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