2013 Butkus Award watch list

2013 Butkus Award watch list

July 16, 2013

The Butkus Award watch list for 2013 was released on Monday, and there are several players of note to Michigan fans:

Chris Borland – Wisconsin
Jonathan Brown – Illinois
Max Bullough – Michigan State
Carlo Calabrese – Notre Dame
Glenn Carson – Penn State
Dan Fox – Notre Dame
Anthony Hitchens – Iowa
Christian Kirksey – Iowa
James Morris – Iowa
Ryan Shazier – Ohio State
Prince Shembo – Notre Dame

There’s also a Butkus Award given to high schoolers, and a watch list that includes 2014 commit Michael Ferns III, along with a bunch of other Michigan targets.


  1. Comments: 21383
    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Seems like Max Bullough has been at State for like a decade.

    In 2011, we had a top-20 defense without having any first-team All-Americans, nor any defenders winning these awards. Let's hope we can replicate that this year.

    • Comments: 21383
      Painter Smurf
      Jul 17, 2013 at 6:03 PM

      Was going to say the same about Chris Borland. Can't believe he is still playing.

      There are a lot of good LB's in the B1G this year.

  2. Comments: 21383
    Jul 17, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    If he were healthy I'd think Ryan would be there. And if he can continue to show what he did in the spring, I could see Ross deserving a spot too. I was so excited to see both Ryan and Ross on the field at once this year, it seems like ages since Michigan had more than 1 play maker on defense at once.

  3. Comments: 21383
    Jul 17, 2013 at 2:42 AM

    looking at this list Iowa should have an awesome defense next year… should is the operative word…

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