PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Fifth-year senior defensive end Terrence Fede (Nyack, N.Y.) and head coach Jim Parady of the Marist football team have been selected as finalists for major Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) awards. The awards are presented by The Sports Network.
Fede is a finalist for the 19th annual Buck Buchanan Award, which is given to the outstanding defensive player in the FCS. Parady is a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award, presented to the FCS Coach of the Year.
Fede set the program’s single-season (13) and career (30.5) records for sacks this season. He currently ranks 2nd in FCS in sacks per game, and is tied for 6th in tackles for loss per game. Fede had at least half a sack in 9 of 11 games, and at least half a tackle for loss in 10 of 11 games. He was honored as Pioneer Football League (PFL) Defensive Player of the Week twice this season.
Parady led Marist to a share of the PFL regular-season championship after the Red Foxes were picked sixth in the league’s preseason poll. He led Marist to its highest win total (eight) in 36 seasons of varsity football, and highest PFL win total (seven) in its five years in the league. The Red Foxes closed strong by winning eight of their final nine games, with the average margin of victory in the eight wins being 22.9 points. Parady also serves as the team’s quarterbacks coach, and helped senior Chuckie Looney (Ocala, Fla.) break the program’s single-season and career records for completions, attempts, passing yards and touchdown passes. As a result, Marist scored a program-record 378 points this season, topping the previous record of 305, set in 2005.
Voting for major FCS awards only considers regular-season results, and will be conducted by a national panel of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries. Winners will be announced at The Sports Network FCS Awards Banquet and Presentation, which will be held on Dec. 16 in Philadelphia.