Ryan Shazier Named Semifinalist for Butkus Award
Butkus Award is given to nation's top LB & is named in honor of former @IlliniFootball LB & Hall of Famer Dick Butkus.— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) October 28, 2013
Shazier, who is also under consideration for the Lott IMPACT Award this season, leads the Buckeyes in tackles with 66 and he is tied with Noah Spence for the team lead with 9.0 tackles for loss. The TFL total is the most in the Big Ten Conference, and his 66 tackles and 8.2 per game average rank sixth in the Big Ten. He also has 2.0 sacks, a pass break-up and two forced fumbles.
Butkus Award finalists will be announced Nov. 26 with the winner being named Dec. 10.
War. Damn. Shazier.