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Landman Named To Bednarik Watch List

Jul 19, 2021

BOULDER - Senior Nate Landman has been named one of 90 players on the preseason watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award powered by Mammoth Tech, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday morning. 

Landman returns for his fifth season after suffering a Achilles injury in the regular season finale against Utah in 2020.  All college athletes were granted an extra season of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

A second-team All-American and unanimous first-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2020, Landman averaged 12.3 tackles per game with 11 total tackles for loss including five sacks.  

In his career, he has played in 40 career games with 29 career starts. His 338 career tackles ranks 10th in CU history and he has 35 tackles for loss including 11 sacks, another 27 tackles for no gain, 13 pass break-ups, 11 quarterback hurries, three interceptions, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 46 third down stops, which include a CU record eight fourth-down stops. 

Prior to 2020, he was just the sixth player to record 250-plus tackles over two seasons in 2018-19 (123 in 2018, 137 in 2019), and he became just the third player in CU history to average 10.0-plus tackles per game for three straight seasons, joining Barry Remington (1984-86) and Greg Biekert (1990-92). 

This is Landman's third appearance on the Bednarik watch list, also being mentioned in 2019 and '20.  In all, the Buffs have six mentions on the watch list since 2016.  Jordon Dizon is the only CU player to move beyond the watch list, being named a semifinalist in 2007.  

Monday marks first first of two weeks of releases for preseason awards that are part of the National College Football Award Association. 

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