Three Tigers on Butkus, Lombardi Watch Lists

LSU's Lamin Barrow
LSU's Lamin Barrow
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BATON ROUGE – LSU senior linebacker Lamin Barrow is a candidate for the Butkus Award, while junior defensive tackle Anthony Johnson and junior offensive tackle La'el Collins are up for the Lombardi Award as two more college football preseason individual award watch lists were unveiled on Monday.

The 29th annual Butkus Award is presented to college football’s best linebacker. Barrow is one of 51 players across the nation up for the honor. Johnson and Collins are two of 70 players on the watch list for the Lombardi Award, which is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense or defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball, or linebackers who set up no farther than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage.

Barrow is LSU’s leading returning tackler after recording 104 total tackles last season, which ranked second to only Kevin Minter. For his career, the Marrero, La., native has racked up 139 tackles and nine tackles for loss. He is also a candidate for the Bednarik Award, which is presented annually to the National Defensive Player of the Year.

Johnson is on his fourth preseason watch list, which includes the Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Outland Trophy. The New Orleans native is one of the top returning defensive linemen in the nation after he recorded 10 tackles for loss a season ago.

Collins, a powerful run blocker, led the Tigers with 836 total snaps and 64.5 knockdowns in 2012. After starting all 13 games at guard, he made the comfortable move to tackle in the spring.

Semi-finalists for the Butkus Award will be named Oct. 28, finalists Nov. 26, and winners will be notified on or before Dec. 10. The 44th Rotary Lombardi Award will be held on Dec. 11 at the Wortham Center in Houston, Texas.

2013 Preseason Watch Lists
Maxwell Award - Mettenberger
Bednarik Award - Barrow, Johnson, Loston
Outland Trophy - Collins, Johnson
Nagurski Trophy - Johnson, Loston
Thorpe Award - Loston
Butkus Award - Barrow
Lombardi Award - Collins, Johnson


2013 Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List

Josh Allen, C, Louisiana-Monroe
Jeremiah Attaochu, LB, Georgia Tech
Calvin Barnett, DT, Oklahoma State
Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin
Morgan Breslin, DL, USC
Preston Brown, LB, Louisville
Vince Buhagiar, LB, San Jose State
Austen Bujnoch, G, Cincinnati
Max Bullough, LB, Michigan State
Chris Burnette, G, Georgia
Ryan Carrethers, DT, Arkansas State
Le'Raven Clark, G, Texas Tech
Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
La'el Collins, G, LSU
Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State
Tyeler Davison, NG, Fresno State
Aaron Donald, DE, Pittsburgh
Jake Doughty, LB, Utah State
Dominique Easley, DT, Florida
IK Enemkpali, DT, Louisiana Tech
Kyler Fackrell, LB, Utah State
Jake Fely, LB, San Diego State
Devonte Fields, DE, TCU
BJ Finney, C, Kansas State
Dominic Flewellyn, G, Bowling Green
Ben Gardner, DE, Stanford
David Gilbert, DE, Wisconsin
Hroniss Grasu, C, Oregon
Ryan Groy, OL, Wisconsin
Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
Bryce Hager, LB, Baylor
Ben Heeney, LB, Kansas
Brock Hekking, DE, Nevada
Anthony Hitchens, LB, Iowa
Adrian Hubbard, LB, Alabama
Chucky Hunter, DT, TCU
James Hurst, T, North Carolina
Kerry Hyder, DE, Texas Tech
Martin Ifedi, DE, Memphis
Gabe Ikard, C, Oklahoma
Andrew Jackson, LB, Western Kentucky
Gabe Jackson, G, Mississippi State
Tre' Jackson, G, Florida State
Jackson Jeffcoat, DE, Texas
Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State
AJ Johnson, LB, Tennessee
Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU
Kaleb Johnson, T, Rutgers
Wesley Johnson, T, Vanderbilt
Tyler Johnstone, T, Oregon
Christian Jones, LB, Florida State
Nicholas Kaspar, G, San Jose State
Zac Kerin, C, Toledo
Cyrus Kouandijio, T, Alabama
Tyler Larsen, C, Utah State
Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State
Eric Lefeld, T, Cincinnati
Charles Leno, T, Boise State
Taylor Lewan, T, Michigan
Spencer Long, G, Nebraska
Antwan Lowery, G, Rutgers
Aaron Lynch, DE, South Florida
Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
Gabe Martin, LB, Bowling Green
Zack Martin, G, Notre Dame
Jake Matthews, T, Texas A&M
Morgan Moses, T, Virginia
CJ Mosley, LB, Alabama
Trent Murphy, LB, Stanford
Jonathan Newsome, LB, Ball State
Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame
Roosevelt Nix, DE, Kent State
Denzel Nkemdiche, LB, Mississippi
Andrew Norwell, G, Ohio State
Cedric Ogbuehi, T, Texas A&M
Zack Orr, LB, North Texas
Alex Page, DE, South Alabama
Hayes Pullard, LB, USC
Travis Raciti, DT, San Jose State
Antonio Richardson, T, Tennessee
Cyril Richardson, G, Baylor
Weston Richburg, C, Colorado State
Jake Ryan, LB, Michigan
Eric Schultz, G, Utah State
Tyler Scott, DE, Northwestern
Issac Seumalo, C, Oregon State
Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State
Prince Shembo, LB, Notre Dame
Shayne Skov, LB, Stanford
Jeremiah Sirles, T, Nebraska
Yawin Smallwood, LB, Connecticut
Chris Smith, DE, Arkansas
Keith Smith, LB, San Jose State
Anthony Steen, G, Alabama
Xavier Su'a-Filo, G, UCLA
Will Sutton, DT, Arizona State
Travis Swanson, C, Arkansas
Brandon Thomas, T, Clemson
Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame
Jack Tyler, LB, Virginia Tech
John Urschel, G, Penn State
Kyle Van Van, LB, BYU
Brandon Vitabile, C, Northwestern
Mason Walters, G, Texas
Austin Wentworth, T, Fresno State
David Yankey, T, Stanford

2013 Butkus Award Watch List

Adrian Hubbard, Alabama
C.J. Mosley, Alabama
Carl Bradford, Arizona State
Chris Young, Arizona State
Bryce Hager, Baylor
Steele Divitto, Boston College
Khalil Mack, Buffalo
Spencer Hadley, BYU
Uani Unga, BYU
Kyle Van Noy, BYU
Greg Blair, Cincinnati
Derrick Webb, Colorado
Yawin Smallwood, Connecticut
Dorian Bell, Duquesne
Derrell Johnson, East Carolina
Christian Jones, Florida State
Telvin Smith, Florida State
Jordan Jenkins, Georgia
Jerry Attaochu, Georgia Tech
Brandon Watts, Georgia Tech
Jonathan Brown, Illinois
Anthony Hitchens, Iowa
Christian Kirksey, Iowa
James Morris, Iowa
Jeremiah George, Iowa State
Avery Williamson, Kentucky
Preston Brown, Louisville
Lamin Barrow, LSU
Max Bullough, Michigan State
D.T. Shackelford, Mississippi
Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State
Deontae Skinner, Mississippi State
Carlo Calabrese, Notre Dame
Dan Fox, Notre Dame
Prince Shembo, Notre Dame
Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
Boseko Lokombo, Oregon
Glenn Carson, Penn State
Jamal Merrell, Rutgers
Dede Lattimore, South Florida
Cqulin Hubert, Southeastern Louisiana
Trent Murphy, Stanford
Shane Skov, Stanford
A.J. Johnson, Tennessee
Anthony Barr, UCLA
Eric Kendricks, UCLA
Jordan Zumwalt, UCLA
Hayes Pullard, USC
Trevor Reilly, Utah
Andrew Jackson, Western Kentucky
Chris Borland, Wisconsin




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