Monday afternoon the preseason candidates for the Butkus Award were announced. The award is presented annually to honor athletic achievement and service to the community while honoring the nation’s best college linebackers.
Had to take off the last few months to help the selection committee come up with our 2022 Butkus Award collegiate preseason watch list.
— Dick Butkus (@thedickbutkus) July 25, 2022
Six former All-American Bowl athletes were named to the watch list.
- Micah Baskerville (LSU)
- Mohamoud Diabate (Utah)
- Justin Flowe (Oregon)
- Jestin Jacobs (Iowa)
- Noah Sewell (Oregon)
- Henry To’o To’o (Alabama)
Watch the annual East vs. West matchup on Saturday, January 7, 2023, in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The All-American Bowl will be nationally televised, live on NBC at 1:00 PM ET, and will feature the nation’s top 100 high school football players.
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