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Burfict a Butkus semifinalist

10/24/2011

Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict is one of 12 semifinalists for the 2011 Butkus Award, given annually to the nation's best linebacker.

Here's the list of semifinalists.

2011 Butkus Award Semi-Finalists

Zach Brown, North Carolina

Vontaze Burfict, Arizona State

Audie Cole, North Carolina State

Lavonte David,Nebraska

Dont’a Hightower*, Alabama

Luke Kuechly, Boston College

Travis Lewis*, Oklahoma

Keenan Robinson*, Texas

Sean Spence*, Miami (Fla.)

Manti Te’o*, Notre Dame

Courtney Upshaw, Alabama

Jarvis Jones, Georgia

* Denotes 2010 Semi-Finalist