AHSAA ROUND 2 - STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS - Hoover vs. Bob Jones
6:50 pm CT
BUTKUS HITS OF THE WEEK
I PLAY CLEAN
H.S. BUTKUS AWARD WINNERS
Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus was known for his ferocious tackles. Now is your chance to show the world someone who can hit with Butkus-like impact.
Simply nominate your video clip of a single play that contains a Butkus-like hit.
Butkus officials will select finalists each period and then ask voters to pick their favorite hit of the week. (We’re just getting started, so now is your best chance to win!)
Matt Butkus, the “second son of 51” and former USC lineman, will be compiling the best hits into a weekly show.
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Boudreau finalist for NHL top coach
May 18, 2013 • The SunHe was named a semifinalist for the Butkus Award following his senior season. The Patriots have signed four of their seven picks from this year's draft. New York Jets running back Mike Goodson is facing drug and weapons charges after he was found in a ... More
Patriots sign 2nd-rounder Jamie Collins
May 18, 2013 • Comcast SportsNet New England (blog)... and 10 sacks last season. Beauharnais was selected by the Patriots with the 235th pick in the 2013 NFL draft. The linebacker out of Rutgers started three seasons at the position. Last season, he made 82 tackles and was a semifinalist for the Butkus ... More
Nick Saban supportive of Rolando McClain's decision to step away from NFL
May 18, 2013 • Baltimore Sun (blog)Alabama coach Nick Saban has maintained a strong relationship with Rolando McClain ever since the middle linebacker played for the Crimson Tide as a consensus All-American and Butkus Award winner. Saban has remained in touch with the troubled ... More
Pressure-free Curry ready to be impact LB
May 17, 2013 • ESPN (blog)His individual success wasn't what anybody thought it would be coming into the league out of Wake Forest as the Butkus Award winner. He had 5.5 sacks in his first two seasons for the Seahawks but hasn't had a sack since 2010. After three seasons in ... More
Aaron Curry optimistic about Giants career
May 16, 2013 • Giants.com (blog)Curry arrived with great fanfare after winning the Butkus Award as the nation's finest collegiate linebacker when he was a senior at Wake Forest. But in 28 games with the Seahawks he had only 5.5 sacks and was seldom the impact player they envisioned ... More
Chronicling the Rise and Fall of Rolando McClain's NFL Career
May 15, 2013 • Bleacher ReportDuring his junior season in Tuscaloosa, he tallied 105 tackles, four sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble. He was named a consensus All-American and was the winner of the Lambert and Butkus awards as college football's top linebacker. More
Rolando McClain retiring from the NFL
May 15, 2013 • Alabama's13.comThe former Alabama All-American and Butkus Award winner as the best linebacker in the country was picked 8th overall by the Oakland Raiders in the 2009 NFL draft. McClain was cut after last season. McClain signed a one year deal with the Super Bowl ... More
Rolando McClain tells Baltimore Ravens he's retiring from NFL
May 16, 2013 • Tuscaloosa News (subscription)As a junior at Alabama, McClain won the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker in 2009, and helped lead the Crimson Tide to a BCS national championship and 14-0 record. He opted to forgo his senior year at UA to make himself eligible for the 2010 ... More
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