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Dick Butkus Award Winners

Most Outstanding Linebacker

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Winners

Year Player School Summary
2014 Eric Kendricks UCLA 96 Solo, 40 Ast, 2.0 Sk, 3 Int
2013 C.J. Mosley* Alabama 62 Solo, 46 Ast, 0.0 Sk
2012 Manti Te'o* Notre Dame 55 Solo, 58 Ast, 1.5 Sk, 7 Int
2011 Luke Kuechly Boston College 102 Solo, 89 Ast, 0.0 Sk, 3 Int
2010 Von Miller* Texas A&M 38 Solo, 30 Ast, 10.5 Sk, 1 Int
2009 Rolando McClain* Alabama 53 Solo, 52 Ast, 4.0 Sk, 2 Int
2008 Aaron Curry* Wake Forest 66 Solo, 39 Ast, 2.5 Sk, 1 Int
2007 James Laurinaitis* Ohio State 51 Solo, 70 Ast, 5.0 Sk, 2 Int
2006 Patrick Willis Mississippi 87 Solo, 50 Ast, 3.0 Sk, 0 Int
2005 Paul Posluszny* Penn State 64 Solo, 52 Ast, 3.0 Sk, 0 Int
2004 Derrick Johnson* Texas 1 Int, 18 Yds, 0 TD
2003 Teddy Lehman* Oklahoma 1 Int, 0 Yds, 0 TD
2002 E.J. Henderson* Maryland 2 Int, 20 Yds, 0 TD
2001 Rocky Calmus* Oklahoma 1 Int, 33 Yds, 0 TD
2000 Dan Morgan* Miami (FL) 2 Int, 34 Yds, 0 TD
1999 Lavar Arrington* Penn State
1998 Chris Claiborne* Southern California
1997 Andy Katzenmoyer* Ohio State
1996 Matt Russell* Colorado
1995 Kevin Hardy Illinois
1994 Dana Howard* Illinois
1993 Trev Alberts* Nebraska
1992 Marvin Jones* Florida State
1991 Erick Anderson* Michigan
1990 Alfred Williams* Colorado
1989 Percy Snow* Michigan State
1988 Derrick Thomas* Alabama
1987 Paul Mcgowan* Florida State
1986 Brian Bosworth* Oklahoma
1985 Brian Bosworth* Oklahoma