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Notre Dame LB Named to Butkus Award Watch List

July 20, 2020

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah has been named to several preseason All-American teams, but on Monday, the Notre Dame linebacker got more recognition. 

Owusu-Koramoah was named to the 2020 Butkus Award Watch List, which is presented annually to the nation's top linebacker. 51 linebackers make the watch list in honor of Dick Butkus' jersey number.

In 2019, the Virginia native led the Irish with 80 tackles and 13.5 tackles for loss. He also chipped in 5.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. 

The semifinalists are expected to be named on November 2, finalists November 24 and the winners on or before December 8. 

Owusu-Koramoah was named last week to the Bednarik Watch List, which is given to the most outstanding defensive player in college football. 

Watch List Calendar
Monday July 13: Chuck Bednarik Award (Kyle Hamilton, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah)
Tuesday July 14: Davey O’Brien Award (Ian Book) 
Wednesday July 15: Doak Walker Award
Thursday July 16: Biletnikoff Award
Friday July 17: Mackey Award
Monday July 20: Butkus Award (Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah)
Monday July 20: Jim Thorpe Award
Tuesday July 21: Outland Trophy & Nagurski Award
Wednesday July 22: Groza Award & Ray Guy Award
Thursday July 23: Hornung Award & Wuerffel Trophy
Friday July 24: Maxwell Award

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