There are defensive players, and then there are dominant defensive players.
You know that type. The player that owns the competition. The guy that stands above the rest. In D3 football, it may be the player fans ask ‘Why isn’t that guy playing in Division I?”
Today we present the Top 5 defensive players in Division 3 football. Through eight weeks, these players are among the best in the nation in various defensive categories. This is the list that gives offensive coordinators sleepless nights.
5. Victor Bunce, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
To put it mildly, the 6-foot-1, 182-lb. native of El Dorado Hills, Ca. is the nation’s best defensive back, and an absolute terror for opposing quarterbacks. In seven games, Bunce, only a sophomore, has nine interceptions and 17 passes defended. He has had at least two interceptions in three games this season, including a three interception performance in the season opener Sept. 5 in a 22-19 overtime loss to BR 120 Puget Sound, and averages more than an interception per game this season.
In his short career, Bunce has 13 interceptions and 31 passes defended for the BR-113 Stags. In a short time, Bunce has become the Darrelle Revis of D3 football.