Tre Lamar named semi-finalist for National Award
|Monday, October 29, 2018, 2:59 PM-|
CHICAGO, IL / ACCESSWIRE / October 29, 2018 / Semi-finalists for the 34th annual Butkus Award® honoring the nation's best linebackers at the collegiate and high school levels were revealed today by the Butkus Foundation.
Ten linebackers from nine universities were named semi-finalists. Linebackers Josh Allen and Devin Bush are semi-finalists for the second straight season.
Butkus Award 2018 Collegiate Semi-Finalists
Josh Allen, Kentucky
Markus Bailey, Purdue
Devin Bush, Michigan
Ryan Connelly, Wisconsin
Tre Lamar, Clemson
David Long, West Virginia
Dylan Moses, Alabama
Josiah Tauaefa, UTSA
Devin White, LSU
Mack Wilson, Alabama
Meanwhile, 15 high school linebackers from 10 states were named semi-finalists, including three from Georgia and Nebraska and two from California.
Butkus Award 2018 High School Semi-Finalists
Nakobe Dean, Horn Lake, MS
Osita Ekwonu, Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC
De’Gabriel Floyd, Westlake, Westlake Village, CA
Nick Henrich, Burke, Omaha, NE
Shane Lee, St. Frances Academy, Baltimore, MD
Trezmen Marshall, Clinch County, Homerville, GA
King Mwikuta, Troup County, LaGrange, GA
Garrett Nelson, Scottsbluff, NE
NaNa Osafo-Mensah, Nolan Catholic, Fort Worth, TX
Owen Pappoe, Grayson, Loganville, GA
Kane Patterson, Christ Presbyterian, Nashville, TN
Garrett Snodgrass, York, NE
Brandon Smith, Louisa County, Mineral, VA
Cade Stover, Lexington, OH
Henry To’oto’o, De La Salle, Concord, CA
The committee also noted Mase Funa of Mater Dei as a probable semi-finalist if not for a season-ending injury.
Selection is handled by a panel of 51 coaches, recruiters, scouts and journalists who vote separately and confidentially using a 3-2-1 process. Selectors and selection criteria are posted at www.thebutkusaward.com.
Finalists in both divisions will be announced November 19, and winners will be announced on or before December 4. The pro winner will be announced in early 2018.