CHICAGO – LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow was one of 12 players across the country named a semifinalist for the Butkus Award, the Butkus Foundation announced Monday.
The award is given annually to the nation’s top linebacker. Finalists will be announced November 26 and the winner will be announced by December 10.
A senior from Marrero, La., Barrow leads LSU and ranks sixth in the SEC with 64 total tackles, an average of 7.1 tackles a game.
Barrow has led the Tigers in total tackles in four games this season, including LSU’s 17-6 victory against Florida when he tallied a career-high 13 stops.
A two-year starter at outside linebacker, Barrow has accumulated 203 tackles in his career along with 12.0 tackles for a loss, eight pass breakups, six quarterback hurries, four fumble recoveries, 1.5 sacks (all in 2013), and one forced fumble.
No. 13 LSU returns to action on Nov. 9 when the Tigers travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to play No. 1 Alabama at 7 p.m. CT in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The game will be televised by CBS and will be also be available online at www.cbssports.com/video/player/sec-live.
2013 Butkus Award Semifinalists
Anthony Barr, UCLA
Lamin Barrow, LSU
Chris Borland, Wisconsin
Khairi Fortt, California
Khalil Mack, Buffalo
C.J. Mosley, Alabama
Denzel Perryman, Miami (Fla.)
Trevor Reilly, Utah
Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
Shayne Skov, Stanford
Yawin Smallwood, Connecticut
Kyle Van Noy, BYU