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West Memphis alum Jestin Love on Buchanan Award watch list


CONWAY, Ark. (UCASports.com) - University of Central Arkansas safety Jestin Love was one of 20 student-athletes named to the 2013 Buck Buchanan Award Watch List on Thursday.

The Buchanan Award is presented by The Sports Network to the outstanding defensive player in the FCS following the regular season.

Love, a 6-foot, 208-pound senior from West Memphis, was also named to the College Football Performance Awards defensive back watch list earlier this month. Love was the 2010 Freshman of the Year in the Southland Conference and earned first-team All-SLC honors last season. He has 12 career interceptions at UCA and is a three-time All-SLC selection.

The Bears, who finished 9-3 last season and were co-champions in the Southland, open the 2013 season on Thursday, Aug. 29 at home against Incarnate Word at First Security Field at Estes Stadium.

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