Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

Davin Bellamy, Lorenzo Carter named to 2017 Butkus Award Watch List

Iowa's Josey Jewell was a finalist for the 2016 Butkus Award Kim Klement | USA TODAY Sports Images Iowa's Josey Jewell was a finalist for the 2016 Butkus Award. College football 2017 Butkus Award watch list
Kenny Thornton | 17 July, 2017, 21:28

Malik Jefferson lands on another 2017 preseason award watch list.

Nebraska senior receiver De'Mornay Pierson-El has been named to the watch list for the 2017 Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse. This time it's the Butkus Award, which is given to the best linebacker in college football. The victor and his family will be honored at the annual Paul Hornung Award Banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health, to be held at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville on March 8, 2018.

The final full week of the college football season has arrived and with it comes the arrival of watch list season.

Alabama's Reuben Foster - a first-round selection of the San Francisco 49ers - won the award past year.

Behind-the-scenes look at new Star Wars film
Star Wars : The Last Jedi , the second installment of the third set of Star Wars trilogies is set to open in theaters December 13, 2017.

Johnson recorded three 100-yard rushing performances last season and four games with 100 or more total yards. That included 11 tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble.

The Shreveport, Louisiana, product was previously named to the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award a year ago, following a junior campaign that saw him catch 24 passes for 393 yards and three touchdowns and turn seven rushes into 112 yards and two scores. In addition, he was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award. He was a second-team Football Writers Association of America honoree, becoming the first Husker freshman to make the FWAA All-America team.

As a defensive back Berry managed 12 tackles and one tackle for loss in 2016.

The Butkus Award is named after Dick Butkus, the former Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker who played in eight consecutive Pro Bowls.

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