Butkus Award watch list announced

The watch list for the Butkus Award, which is presented to the nation’s best linebacker by the Butkus Foundation, was released today. Here are your ACC candidates:

One more guy who should be on this list: Denzel Perryman at Miami. He only started six games last year and finished second on the team with 64 total tackles and led the Canes with 45 solo stops. He also had 6.0 tackles-for-loss, and when I spoke to him this spring, the dude looked strong.