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Originally published: 2012-12-17 21:40:57
Last modified: 2012-12-17 21:40:57

Kimbrough finishes second in Buchanan voting

by Staff Reports

PHILADELPHIA — Appalachian State linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough finished second in the Buck Buchanan Award voting, which is held by The Sports Network.

Kimbrough finished with 287 points. Montana State defensive end Caleb Shreibeis won the award by grabbing 35 first-place awards and 319 points.

Kimbrough finished with 16 first place and 25 seconds place votes. He received the most second place votes of everybody who was up for the award.

Kimbrough finished with 143 tackles, 12 ½ for a loss. He had 4 ½ sacks for minus 34 yards, and one interception that he returned 36 yards.

Appalachian State cornerback Demetrius McCray finished 16th overall with 21 points. He had two first place and two second place votes.

McCray intercepted four passes and broke up four others in 2012. He also had 55 tackles, 37 of them being solo, and forced a fumble.

Schreibeis finished with 51 tackles, including 14 ½ for a loss. He had 12 sacks and seven quarterback hurries. He also forced a fumble in all but four of Montana State’s games.

Kimbrough is the latest Appalachian State defender to finish in the top three of the Buchanan voting. Mark LeGree, a safety, was third in the 2008 voting that went to Eastern Washington defensive end Greg Peach.

Corey Lynch, a safety, lost to Montana defensive end Kroy Biermann by just five points in 2007. Lynch is a safety with the San Diego Chargers. ASU’s Dexter Coakley won the first two Buchanan Awards in 1995 and in 1996.


Price third in Rice Award

Appalachian State receiver Sean Price finished third in the Jerry Rice Award, which is given to the top freshman in the FCS.

Price finished with 312 points. He grabbed 18 first place and 25 second place votes.

John Robertson of Villanova won the award with 412 votes. He grabbed 56 first place votes, more than double the 25 first place votes runner-up Sawyer Kollmorgen from Northern Iowa grabbed.

Price finished with 81 catches for 1,196 yards and eight touchdowns despite missing two games because of suspension. Price is a redshirt freshman from Reston, Va.