Arthur Brown a Butkus semifinalist

Arthur Brown is one of 12 semifinalists for the Butkus Award, given annually to college football's top linebacker.

He's the Big 12's only representative for the award. Honestly, I'm a little surprised neither of Iowa State's stars, A.J. Klein and Jake Knott, made the list.

Brown has 55 tackles this season and six tackles for loss, as well as an interception. He's broken up three passes and has a sack.