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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Big Ten players on Mackey & Rimington watch lists

Jul 8, 2014 • Big Ten Network
Jim Thorpe Award, presented to the nation's best defensive back by the Jim Thorpe Association. Monday, July 14 - Butkus Award, presented to the nation's best linebacker by the Butkus Foundation. - Rotary Lombardi Award, presented to the college lineman ... More

Mike Davis, Pharoh Cooper, Rory Anderson, and Cody Waldrop make ...

Jul 7, 2014 • Garnet And Black Attack
This year the fun began on Monday when South Carolina running back Mike Davis was one of 74 players named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, given each year to "America's College Player of the Year." Pharoh Cooper was named to the watch list for ... More

Christian Hackenberg and Jordan Lucas named to First Watch Lists of 2014

Jul 7, 2014 • Black Shoe Diaries
... as the Mackey Award and Rimington Trophy announce their lists tomorrow, the Lou Groza and Ray Guy Awards are Wednesday, the Nagurski and Outland Trophies are Thursday, and the Jim Thorpe Award is Friday. Next week, we'll hear from the Butkus, ... More

College Football Award Season Cardinal and Gold Edition

Jul 7, 2014 • Conquest Chronicles
... July 7: Bednarik Award / Maxwell Award Tue., July 8: Mackey Award / Rimington Trophy Wed., July 9: Lou Groza Award / Ray Guy Award Thurs., July 10: Bronko Nagurski Trophy / Outland Trophy Fri., July 11: Jim Thorpe Award Mon., July 14: Butkus Award ... More

Asmussen: Predicting the college football award landscape

Jul 8, 2014 • Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
On Monday, the first three of 16 watch lists were released for college football's national awards. And the 16 doesn't count the Heisman Trophy, which has its own preseason hype rules. First up were the Bednarik, Hornung and Maxwell awards. The watch ... More

Will Rolando McClain's Third NFL Team Be The Charm?

Jul 7, 2014 • BamaHammer
McClain, the 2009 Butkus Award winner from the University of Alabama, was an established leader for the Crimson Tide defense. McClain started eight of 13 games in 2007 as a middle linebacker his freshman year, and started all 13 games his sophomore ... More

Where Are They Now - Dick Butkus

Jun 30, 2014 • Daily Clay County Advocate-Press
On ESPN's Top 25 Players in the History of College Football list, Butkus ranked #19. After his Illini days, accolades continued to storm in as the Dick Butkus Award, was created in his honor. This prestigious award is presented annually to the nation's ... More

Position U: Linebacker

Jun 18, 2014 • ESPN (blog)
The Crimson Tide has claimed two Butkus Awards and has had four consensus All-Americans at linebacker since 2009, when Alabama won the first of its three BCS titles under Nick Saban. Alabama also has had three linebackers picked in the first round ... More

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