The Butkus Hits of the Week

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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Wood's Cooper on preseason Butkus Award list

Aug 13, 2014 • Bucks County Courier Times
Archbishop Wood senior Jake Cooper is the only linebacker from Pennsylvania selected to the preseason Butkus Award high school watch list. The 6-foot-2, 233-pound Cooper, who has committed to Penn State (aka Linebacker U), is one of 50 players on the ... More

CSU Rams look to earn first football victory over Boise State (Game Notes)

Sep 1, 2014 • Boxscore
Additionally, the Rams' fourth-leading pass-catcher from 2013, John Mackey Award candidate Kivon Cartwright (27-462, 6 TDs), enters his senior year with 56 receptions for 835 yards and nine touchdowns. Even with the loss of 2013 Walter Camp All ... More

Sun Belt's 6-3 record means most first week non-conference wins

Sep 1, 2014 • SportsNOLA.com
... Dick Butkus Award Watch List – Michael Orakpo, Texas State; Doak Walker Award Watch List – Marcus Cox, Appalachian State, Michael Gordon, Arkansas State, Alonzo Harris, UL Lafayette, Robert Lowe, Texas State; Maxwell Award Watch List – Qushaun ... More

Who to watch: TCU

Aug 30, 2014 • TCU 360
Dawson starts the 2014 season on the shortlist to win the Butkus Award, given to the nations best college linebacker. Dawson ranked eighth in the Big 12 with 7.6 tackles per game in 2013, playing in all 12 games and starting in 7 of them. Gary ... More

SWC Hall of Fame inducts ex-Texas Tech stars

Aug 30, 2014 • LubbockOnline.com
He would later be named a finalist for the Butkus Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top linebacker. Thomas' 390 career tackles were third-most for a Red Raider during the Southwest Conference era. He still remains among the school's ... More

Randy Edsall has a good feeling about this Maryland team

Aug 28, 2014 • Baltimore Sun
Cudjoe-Virgil had three sacks in six games last year and was one of just three outside linebackers from the Big Ten selected to the preseason watch list for the Butkus Award, given annually to the top linebacker in college football. Maryland coaches ... More

Steward: "I can't wait to show everybody what I can do"

Aug 29, 2014 • TigerNet
1-ranked player at his position and won the high school version of the Dick Butkus Award, given to the top linebacker in the country. He played in the U.S. Army All-America Game. However, only a few games into his freshman season in 2011 he tore his ... More

Gameday: Does WVU need a perfect storm to turn Tide?

Aug 30, 2014 • West Virginia MetroNews
Tide standout MIA: Middle linebacker Trey DePriest, a preseason All-SEC pick and the heir apparent to follow C.J. Mosley as Alabama's next Butkus Award contender, will miss the opener for what Nick Saban termed a “minor NCAA infraction.” In his place ... More

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