College Football: 2011 Butkus Award Watch List Names 51 LBs to Keep an Eye on

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College Football: 2011 Butkus Award Watch List Names 51 LBs to Keep an Eye on
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The 2011 Dick Butkus Award Watch List came out on Friday.

The ACC and SEC both have nine players on the list; the Big 12 has eight.

Von Miller of Texas A&M was last year's Butkus Award winner.

The following 51 college linebackers are the leading candidates to be named the 2011 Top College Linebacker:  

  • Emmanuel Acho, University of Texas
  • Ryan Baker, Louisiana State University
  • Chris Borland, University of Wisconsin
  • Jon Bostic, University of Florida
  • Nigel Bradham, Florida State University
  • Tanner Brock, Texas Christian University
  • Arthur Brown, Kansas State University
  • Zach Brown, University of North Carolina
  • Ramon Buchanan, University of Miami (Fla.)
  • Marvin Burdette, University of Alabama-Birmingham
  • Vontaze Burflict, Arizona State University
  • Miles Burris, San Diego State University
  • Tank Carder, Texas Christian University
  • Audie Cole, North Carolina State University
  • Jamie Collins, The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Lavonte David, University of Nebraska
  • Darius Fleming, Notre Dame University
  • Jerry Franklin, University of Arkansas
  • Chris Galippo, University of Southern California
  • Zaviar Gooden, University of Missouri
  • Max Gruder, University of Pittsburgh
  • Dont'a Hightower, University of Alabama
  • Jelani Jenkins, University of Florida
  • James-Michael Johnson, University of Nevada
  • Nico Johnson, University of Alabama
  • Josh Kaddu, University of Oregon
  • Mychal Kendricks, University of California-Berkeley
  • Jake Knott, Iowa State University
  • Luke Kuechly, Boston College
  • Travis Lewis, University of Oklahoma (pictured)
  • Chris Marve, Vanderbilt University
  • Michael Mauti, Penn State University
  • Carmen Messina, University of New Mexico
  • Tyler Nielsen, University of Iowa
  • Corey Paredes, University of Hawaii
  • Kevin Reddick, University of North Carolina
  • Keenan Robinson, University of Texas
  • Shayne Skov, Stanford University
  • Sean Spence, University of Miami (Fla.)
  • Kenny Tate, University of Maryland
  • Bruce Taylor, Virginia Tech University
  • Mike Taylor, University of Wisconsin
  • Manti Te'o, Notre Dame University
  • Danny Trevathan, University of Kentucky
  • Courtney Upshaw, University of Alabama
  • Bobby Wagner, Utah State University
  • Tahir Whitehead, Temple University
  • Garrick Williams, Texas A&M University
  • Korey Williams, The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Dwayne Woods, Bowling Green University
  • Tom Wort, University of Oklahoma
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