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University at Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack has been named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy preseason watch list for the second time. The Trophy is presented to the National Defensive Player of the Year by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).

In 2012, the senior linebacker earned first-team All-Conference honors for the second year, and also was tabbed by Sports Illustrated as an honorable mention All-American.

The Fort Pierce, Fla. native had 94 tackles, including 21 for loss, putting him among the nation’s best.