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BUTKUS HITS OF THE WEEK
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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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Butkus Award finalists announced
Nov 25, 2013 • CBSSports.comAll too often with these awards we see deserving players from smaller conferences passed over, so it's nice to see Mack recognized alongside his brethren from the Pac-12, SEC and Big Ten. The Butkus Award is obviously named after former Illinois ... More
Ohio State's Shazier named finalist for Butkus Award
Nov 25, 2013 • Toledo BladeCOLUMBUS - Ohio State's Ryan Shazier was announced today as one of five finalists for the Butkus Award, given to the nation's best linebacker. The quintet includes UCLA's Anthony Barr, Buffalo's Khalil Mack, Alabama's C.J. Mosley, and Stanford's Shayne ... More
UB's Mack awarded Jack Lambert Trophy
Dec 7, 2013 • Buffalo NewsMack also is a finalist for the Dick Butkus Award, with announcement of that winner coming on or before Tuesday. The Butkus Award also goes to the nation's top linebacker. Mack is the first MAC linebacker to capture the Lambert Trophy, created in honor ... More
Poll: Big Ten's biggest award snub
Nov 27, 2013 • ESPN (blog)Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland (Dick Butkus Award): Borland amazingly didn't make the Butkus list despite a decorated career at Wisconsin filled with All-Big Ten honors. He tied the NCAA career record for forced fumbles last Saturday with his 14th ... More
Clemson, Ohio State to lick their wounds in Orange Bowl showdown, per ESPN ...
Dec 8, 2013 • Charleston Post CourierClemson junior Vic Beasley (19 tackles for loss, 12 sacks) is one of six Hendricks Award finalists honoring the nation's best defensive end; Ohio State junior Ryan Shazier (135 tackles, 23.5 for a loss) is one of five Butkus Award finalists honoring ... More
Wisconsin: What does Nagurski-Woodson Award mean for Chris Borland?
Dec 8, 2013 • Rant SportsThe Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year award has only been given out three times. Lavonte David of the Nebraska Cornhuskers received the inaugural award, and Penn State's Michael Mauti was the recipient last season. Borland's competition for this ... More
Back in the family
Dec 7, 2013 • Chicago TribuneSo, picking Ditka as the first player to have his number retired since Dick Butkus (51) and Gale Sayers (40) were honored jointly in 1994 was a no-brainer and a decision that separates McCaskey further from his older brother Michael, the former ... More
With Jon Wilner
Dec 7, 2013 • San Jose Mercury News (blog)Shayne Skov is one of five finalists for the Butkus Award, given to the nation's top linebacker. Skov has played very well this season; he's an all-Pac-12 first-teamer, for sure. But Trent Murphy has been Stanford's best player — on either side of the ... More
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