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

The 3 areas where Alabama must be better if it wants to make the College ...

Aug 27, 2014 • The Huntsville Times - al.com
Even Butkus Award winner C.J. Mosley was missing assignments in last year's Iron Bowl. It'll be up to leaders such as senior linebacker Trey DePriest and star safety Landon Collins to learn from those mistakes and align their teammates in the best ... More

BC's football captains a study in perseverance

Aug 27, 2014 • Boston Globe
... learned as a freshman from then-team captain Luke Kuechly, an All-American linebacker who won the Butkus, Lombardi, and Nagurski awards as a senior before being selected by the Carolina Panthers in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. More

2014 Syracuse football preview: Defense & Special Teams

Aug 27, 2014 • The Juice Online
Davis, who was named to the Butkus Award watch list, has only missed one game in his three seasons on campus and has racked up 31.5 tackles for loss and four fumble recoveries in that time. Lynch has played in every game in his three years at SU and ... More

Penn State's Hull more confident, more vocal, as new season approaches

Aug 26, 2014 • Philly.com (blog)
Hull was named to the preseason watch list for the Butkus Award, given to the nation's top linebacker. And after a switch from outside to middle linebacker, he will likely have a good chance to stand out this fall, when he'll be leading an ... More

Seahawks vs. Raiders: When Bo Jackson Trucked Brian Bosworth

Aug 27, 2014 • Rant Sports
Bosworth was the mohawked, big-mouthed two-time Butkus award winner who sent letters to numerous NFL teams, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, informing them he would not play for them if they drafted him. The Bucs picked him No. 1 in the 1986 ... More

Miami's greatest football players

Aug 27, 2014 • NCAA.com
His speed was lethal as a middle linebacker and it helped him finish second in the Butkus Award voting his junior season with his 160 tackles. Lewis accumulated the fifth-most tackles in school history despite leaving after his monster junior season ... More

Ranking FBS college football coaches by playing career, 1-128

Aug 26, 2014 • CBSSports.com
Bob Diaco, Connecticut -- Diaco played linebacker for four years under Hayden Fry at Iowa (1992-95), earning all-Big Ten second-team honors and becoming a Butkus Award semifinalist while leading the Hawkeyes in tackles as a senior. 15. Bob Stoops ... More

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