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NCAA.com | July 14, 2015

2015 Butkus Award watch list announced

The Butkus Award 2015 watch list for 2015 was released on Tuesday, with 51 student-athletes represented on the list.

The award is given to the best collegiate linebacker of the year. UCLA's Eric Kendricks was the recepient last year.

Here are the 51 to watch:

 
2015 BUTKUS AWARD WATCH LIST
Dominique Alexander, Oklahoma Kendall Beckwith, LSU
Zeek Bigger, East Carolina Joe Bolden, Michigan
Kentrell Brothers, Missouri Richie Brown, Mississippi State
Kelby Brown, Duke James Burgess, Louisville
De'Vondre Campbell, Minnesota Su'a Cravens, Southern California
Brooks Ellis, Arkansas Kyler Fackrell, Utah State
Travis Feeney, Washington Leonard Floyd, Georgia
Josh Forrest, Kentucky Kris Frost, Auburn
Darien Harris, Michigan State Myles Jack, UCLA
Cory James, Colorado State Jordan Jenkins, Georgia
C.J. Johnson, Mississippi Peter Kalambayi, Stanford
Raphael Kirby, Miami (Fla.) Carl Lawson, Auburn
Cory Littleton, Washington Antonio Longino, Arizona State
Curt Maggitt, Tennessee Blake Martinez, Stanford
Tyler Matakevich, Temple Cassanova McKinzy, Auburn
Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State Mason Monheim, Illinois
Nyles Morgan, Notre Dame Antonio Morrison, Florida
Yannick Ngakoue, Maryland Jared Norris, Utah
Reggie Northup, Florida State Montese Overton, East Carolina
Joshua Perry, Ohio State Reggie Ragland, Alabama
Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Tennessee Luke Rhodes, William & Mary
Pete Robertson, Texas Tech James Ross, Michigan
Anthony Sarao, Southern California Michael Scherer, Missouri
Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame Terrance Smith, Florida State
Eric Striker, Oklahoma Jason Wittingham, Utah
Scooby Wright III, Arizona