Ferlando Jordan named to Buck Buchanan Award Preseason Watch List

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Ferlando Jordan
HAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana University defensive back Ferlando Jordan was one of 35 student-athletes named to the 2022 Buck Buchanan Award preseason watch list, which was released by Stats Perform Thursday.

Named for the late Hall of Fame defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs who played collegiately at Grambling, the Buck Buchanan Award has been presented annually to the top defensive player in FCS.

Jordan, who was named to the preseason watch list prior to the 2021 season, is looking to become the fifth Lion to earn Buchanan Award finalist honors. Former SLU standouts Robert Alford (2012, 18th-place finish), Isiah Corbett (2014, 22nd), Harlan Miller (2015, 25th) and Sione Teuhema (2017, 11th) have been candidates for the top honor.

Jordan, who was named to the Stats Perform FCS All-America preseason team as a first-team choice on Monday, is looking to close out an accomplished Southeastern career on a high note. The Atlanta native is the Southland Conference career leader with five interceptions returned for a touchdown, is one of 12 multi-time All-Americans (2019, 2020) in program history and is fourth in school history with 11 career receptions.

Jordan is one of two Southland Conference representatives on the list, along with UIW graduate linebacker Kelechi Anyalabechi. The preseason Buck Buchanan watch list is highlighted by the 2020 (Southern defensive end Jordan Lewis) and 2021 (Florida A&M defensive end Isaiah Land).

Southeastern will be back on the practice field Friday at 9 a.m. Friday will mark the third of four split-squad workouts to open camp with one group practicing at 9 a.m. and the other half working out at 10:30 a.m.

Southeastern will practice Monday through Saturday at 9 a.m. until the first day of fall classes, set for Aug. 17. Starting with the beginning of the fall semester, SLU will practice Monday through Thursday at 3:45 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m. until the week of the Sept. 3 season opener at UL Lafayette.

Southeastern opens the 2022 season at the Ragin’ Cajuns in a 6 p.m. contest. The home opener is set for Sept. 17 versus Central Connecticut State.

2022 Buck Buchanan Award Preseason Watch List
Ferlando Jordan, Southeastern, DB, Sr., 6-0, 180
Anthony Adams, Portland State, DB, Sr., 6-0, 185
Brevin Allen, Campbell, DL, Sr., 6-4, 265
Kelechi Anyalabechi, UIW, LB, Gr., 6-0, 240
Adam Bock, South Dakota State, LB, Jr., 6-1, 215
Montrae Braswell, Missouri State, DB, Jr., 6-0, 190
Spencer Cuvelier, Northern Iowa, LB, Sr., 6-3, 245
Jacob Dobbs, Holy Cross, LB, Sr., 6-0, 232
John Ford II, UT Martin, LB, Gr., 6-3, 230
Justin Ford, Montana, DB, Sr., 6-2, 190
Ty French, Gardner-Webb, DL, Jr., 6-3, 230
Jeblonski Green, South Carolina State, DL, Jr., 6-3, 265
Ryan Greenhagen, Fordham, LB, Gr., 6-1, 245
Malik Hamm, Lafayette, DL, Sr., 6-3, 260
Jonathan Hammond, Davidson, DL, Jr., 6-2, 227
Robby Hauck, Montana, DB, Sr., 5-10, 185
David Hoage, Northern Colorado, LB, Jr., 6-3, 250
Matthew Jackson, Eastern Kentucky, LB, Sr., 6-2, 205
James Kaczor, North Dakota State, LB, Sr., 6-0, 212
Isaiah Land, Florida A&M, LB, Sr., 6-4, 215
Titus Leo, Wagner, DL, Gr., 6-4, 245
Jordan Lewis, Southern, DL, Jr., 6-3, 195
Nate Lynn, William & Mary, Jr., 6-3, 265
Devonssha Maxwell, Chattanooga, DL, Sr., 6-3, 296
Patrick O’Connell, Montana, LB, Sr., 6-2, 225
Clay Patterson, Yale, DL, Jr., 6-3, 267
Kevin Peprah, Sacred Heart, DL, Sr., 6-2, 235
Markel Perry, Sam Houston, DL, Sr., 6-2, 220
Josiah Silver, New Hampshire, DL, So., 6-2, 232
Stone Snyder, VMI, LB, Sr., 6-3, 240
B.J. Thompson, Stephen F. Austin, DL, Sr., 6-6, 210
Michael Tutsie, North Dakota State, DB, Sr., 5-11, 193
Spencer Waege, North Dakota State, DL, Sr., 6-5, 278
Tristan Wheeler, Richmond, LB, Jr., 6-2, 228
Kendrick Whitehead, Delaware, DB, Sr., 5-11, 195

TICKETS
For ticket information, contact the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or visit www.LionSports.net. Southeastern will continue offering mobile ticketing as the primary source for securing tickets for the 2022-23 season. All tickets will be available via e-mail or text message in a PDF format for fans to download on their phone or print at home. Tickets can also be downloaded to Apple Wallet.

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