Princeton University football star Jeremiah Tyler rushes the quarterback in a 2018 game. Last week, rising senior linebacker Tyler was named to the Buchanan Award watch list and as a Stats Perform third-team preseason All-American. The Buchanan Award is given to the top defensive player in the FCS (Football Championship Subdivision). Tyler, a 6’2, 225-pound Detroit native, will be looking to build off a junior year in 2019 that saw him earn unanimous first-team All-Ivy League honors and named as one of two finalists for the Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year. During that campaign, Tyler accounted for 62 tackles, 24 of which were unassisted and 14.5 were for loss. Tyler has been a part of two Ivy League championship teams in his first three seasons, having helped the Tigers to league titles in 2016 and in 2018, when Princeton went 10-0. Tyler and the Tigers kick off their 2021 season at Lehigh on September 18.