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BOULDER, CO - Dec. 12, 2020: ...
BOULDER, CO – December 12, 2020: Colorado’s Nate Landman look to tackle Utah’s Micah Bernard in the first half. The Colorado Buffaloes and the Utah Utes play at Folsom Field in Boulder on December 12, 2020. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

Colorado’s Nate Landman continues receiving preseason recognition.

On Monday, the Buffaloes senior was named to the preseason watch list for the Butkus Award, presented annually to the top linebacker in the country.

A week ago, Landman was named to the watch list for the Bednarik Award, presented to the top defensive player in the country. He has also been on several preseason All-Pac-12 lists from various publications.

Last season, Landman was named as a semifinalist for the Butkus Award. A two-time, first-team All-Pac-12 selection, he had 61 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and five sacks only five games in 2020.

Landman has led the Buffs in tackles in each of the past three seasons and is tied for 10th in CU history with 338 career tackles. Landman, who has played in 40 career games with 29 starts, is looking to bounce back from a ruptured Achilles’ tendon.

Landman is one of four Buffs to be named to preseason watch lists to this point. Running backs Jarek Broussard and Alex Fontenot are on the watch list for the Doak Walker Award, while tight end Brady Russell is on the watch list for the John Mackey Award.