Clay Johnston of Baylor, Kenneth Murray of Oklahoma, Calvin Bundage of Oklahoma State and Jordyn Brooks of Texas Tech were honored as The Butkus Award Preseason Watch List members.
The 2019 watch list contains 51 linebackers, mirroring the legendary “51” pro jersey associated with the Award’s namesake Dick Butkus.
Since the awards inception, five student-athletes from the league were named the winners of the award, most recently in 2010. Two of the Big 12’s previous honorees hailed from Oklahoma, marking the most winners of the award by a single program in the Conference.
Semifinalists will be named November 4, finalists November 25, and winners on or before December 10. Appearing on the watch list is not a requirement to win the award.
Big 12 Student-Athletes on The Butkus Award Preseason Watch List
Clay Johnston, Baylor
Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
Calvin Bundage, Oklahoma State
Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech