Butkus Award & History

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Posted Dec 7, 2012


The Butkus Award goes to the nation's best linebacker.


Butkus Award

Nation's Top Linebacker

History and Watch Lists
- Bednarik | Biletnikoff | Butkus | Davey O'Brien | Doak Walker
- Lou Groza | Lombardi | Mackey | Maxwell | Nagurski | Outland
- Ray Guy | Rimington | Thorpe | Walter Camp

Ranking the All-Time Winners
- The 25 Greatest Heisman Winners | No. 26 to 50 | No. 51 to 77

Heisman Winners - Top 5 Races, Player to Not Win, and More
- 2010 to Present | 2000 to 2009 | 1990 to 1999 | 1980 to 1989
- 1970 to 1979 | 1960 to 1969 | 1950 to 1959 | 1940 to 1949 | 1930 to 1935

Butkus Award Winners
2012 Manti Te'o, Notre Dame
2011 Luke Kuechly, Boston College
2010 Von Miller, Texas A&M
2009 Rolando McClain, Alabama
2008 Aaron Curry, Wake Forest
2007 James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
2006 Patrick Willis, Ole Miss
2005 Paul Posluszny, Penn State
2004 Derrick Johnson, Texas
2003 Teddy Lehman, Oklahoma
2002 E.J. Henderson, Maryland
2001 Rocky Calmus, Oklahoma
2000 Dan Morgan, Miami
1999 LaVar Arrington, Penn State
1998 Chris Claiborne, USC
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