Wildcats LB Williamson on Butkus Award watch list

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky senior linebacker Avery Williamson has been named to the watch list for the Butkus Award given to the nation's best linebacker.

Williamson, 6-foot-1 and 241 pounds, is one of nine Southeastern Conference players among 51 nominated from 37 schools.

A returning starter at middle linebacker, the Milan, Tenn., native was seventh nationally and second in the SEC last season with 135 tackles including 4.5 for loss, three sacks and an interception.


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