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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WATCH LIST: Butkus Award releases preseason watch list

Jul 14, 2014 • CBSSports.com
The parade of preseason watch lists continues with the Butkus Award. The Butkus Award is given annually to the best linebacker in college football. Last year's recipient was Alabama's C.J. Mosley, and while he can't win it again this season since he's ... More

BYU Football: Several Cougars named to Lombardi and Butkus Awards Watch ...

Jul 14, 2014 • Vanquish The Foe
The preseason award watch list recognitions keep piling up for Cougar football players. It was announced that Alani Fua, Bronson Kaufusi, and Remington Peck are on the list for the Rotary Lombardi Award, and Fua was also added to the Butkus Award watch ... More

Harvard's Hodges Placed on Buchanan, Butkus Award Watch Lists

Jul 10, 2014 • IvyLeagueSports.com
PHILADELPHIA -- Harvard senior defensive end Zach Hodges, the reigning Asa S. Bushnell Cup recipient as the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year, was named to the first Watch Lists for the 2014 Buck Buchanan and Butkus Awards. Presented by The ... More

Oakland's Smith on Butkus Award watch list

Jul 16, 2014 • The Tennessean
The recent Vanderbilt commitment has been named to the Butkus Award Watch List, the high school version of the award given also to the top college linebacker. Smith is one of 51 high school seniors earmarked across the country for the award, which is ... More

Baylor Football's Hager Honored On Butkus Award Watch List

Jul 14, 2014 • KCEN-TV
Butkus Awards are presented annually to the nation's best linebackers at the professional, collegiate and high school levels. There are 51 players named to both the collegiate and high school watch lists, honoring the now-retired professional jersey ... More

Barajas Surprised By Butkus Nod

Jul 24, 2014 • notredame.247sports.com
Four-star linebacker Josh Barajas, right, helped Andrean to an Indiana state title in 2013. Future Notre Dame linebacker Josh Barajas is on the watch list to join Manti Te'o and Jaylon Smith as Irish players who have won the High School Butkus Award. More

Notre Dame Targets In The Mix For Butkus Award

Jul 16, 2014 • notredame.247sports.com
Indianapolis Ben Davis four-star linebacker Asmar Bilal also made an appearance on the Butkus Award watch list. The 6-3, 205-pounder is arguably the top player in the state of Indiana and a decision on his commitment is expected before the end of summer. More

Benedictine linebacker Jerome Baker among preseason candidates for high ...

Jul 14, 2014 • The Plain Dealer
The Butkus Award honors the nation's best linebackers at the high school, college and professional levels. Fifty-one players were named to the high school watch list. Semifinalists will be announced on Oct. 27, and the winner will be notified on or ... More

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