With 20 tackles for loss, a total that ranked him in the top eight in the nation, Montana linebacker Josh Buss was named to the HERO SPORTS FCS sophomore All-America first team Thursday.
Buss was Montana’s leading tackler in 2016, posting 81 total tackles and 5.5 sacks in addition to his Big Sky Conference-leading 20 TFLs. His sack total of 5.5 was the fourth most in the Big Sky last season, right behind UM defensive end Ryan Johnson, who had six.
Following his breakout season, the native of Boise, Idaho was named the co-winner of the 2016 Steve Carlson Award as Montana's most valuable player in November.
The All-America team is selected by HERO SPORTS’ FCS editorial team, based on information provided by the FCS conference information directors.
HERO SPORTS previously revealed its freshman All-America team earlier this week, in which no Grizzlies were honored, and the outlet's overall FCS All-America will be announced Friday.