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Butkus Award Ceremony Tomorrow

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by BuffSax, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. BuffSax

    BuffSax Member

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    Just a reminder that the Butkus Award is being handed out tomorrow, not tonight. I'm not sure if it's going to be televised, but we should make sure we send out good thoughts in Dizon's direction. The guy deserves it.

    Jordon Dizon

    Big 12 Defensive Player of the year

    2nd in Total Tackles this year (149)
    1st in Solo Tackles (107)
    11 Solo Tackles for a loss
    2 INT's, one for a TD
    4 sacks
    http://web1.ncaa.org/d1mfb/playerDetail.jsp?yr=2007&org=157&player=44

    He has played in every game since his freshman year. I find that amazing (not suprised, however).

    Other Butkus Finalists:

    Dan Connor (Penn State)
    http://web1.ncaa.org/d1mfb/playerDetail.jsp?yr=2007&org=539&player=40

    70 Total Tackles
    66 (11 for loss) Solo Tackles
    7 Sacks
    1 INT


    James Laurinaitis (Ohio State)
    http://web1.ncaa.org/d1mfb/playerDetail.jsp?yr=2007&org=518&player=33

    Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year

    64 Total Tackles
    39 Solo Tackles (6 for a loss)
    5 Sacks
    2 INT's

    Even if a judge didn't watch any of these guys on film, just looking at the stats makes it clearly obvious that Dizon should win this award hands down. IMO Laurinitis is soooooooo soooooo soooo overrated as is the whole Big(11)Ten.
     
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    jjbuffs13 Well-Known Member

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    The only things that will hurt him will be the 55 we gave up to Mizzou and the 51 we gave up to NU. Also having Blowhio St in the mnc game will help Laurinitis.
     
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    Is the Butkus award the only award not being given out tonight? (Other than the Heisman)
     
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    Cornh8er Well-Known Member

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    The guys on first take didn't even mention Dizon... they just said it will be a close call between the two Big 10 LB's... Joke.
     
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    Cornh8er Well-Known Member

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    It's not good that connor and Laurenitis are both up for the bednarik award for outstanding defensive player of the year, along with glenn dorsey
     
  7. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Plus the fact that most journos understand there´s life between the East and the West coast.
     
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    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    AS much as I'd like to see Jordan win this, he has NO SHOT. Not because of his on the field play, but because most "voters" for the Butkus pretty much have no idea who he is.
     
  9. BUFFDRUMMER

    BUFFDRUMMER New Member

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    The Mizzou game will hurt but everyone considers the NU second half to be entirely JUNK points. I wish we would have kept them contained for the whole game, but hey the boys deserve to celebrate it!
    Dizzon is my boy!
     
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    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    this is not true. per plati, there are actually only a few dozen voters for the award and they ALL receive regular updates on dizon and his performance this year. the award will not be decided by the eastern-biased media but by the voters. and, the voters know who dizon is and what he has done. that doesn't guarantee he will win, but there is a reason he is finalist.
     
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    One other thing. Dizon and CU did it against one of the 3 toughest schedules in NCAA football.
     
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    That makes sense, Matt Russell wasn't the media front runner when he won if I remember correctly.
     
  13. CSU Husker

    CSU Husker Well-Known Member

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    Not sure how many of you guys watched the NU CU game on tv, but the announcers had about a 10 minute conversation about how Dizon would not win it, but it is an honor to be named with the other guys, blah blah blah. I thought it was kinda tacky.
     
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    Swish Half a bubble off Club Member

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    Well that's just Butkus!
     
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    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I really hope this is the case. Plati is one of the best SIDs around and maybe Connor and Lauranitis can split a bunch of midwest and est coast votes and Dizon will come out on top. I'm not holding my breath however. I want nothing more than Jordon to win it, but I know the reality of the situation. I will totally floored if he wins it. Ecstatic, but floored.
     
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    Connor won the Benardik. I think that pretty much ices up the Butkus for him too.
     
  17. BuffSax

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    Dizon was named as a Walter Camp All-American. Of course, the other two Butkus finalists are on the first team with him as well.

    FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE

    WR Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech, Fr. 6-3, 208, Dallas, Texas

    WR Jordy Nelson, Kansas State, Jr. 6-3, 217, Riley, Kan.

    TE Travis Beckum, Wisconsin, Jr. 6-4, 224, Milwaukee, Wisc.

    OL Jake Long, Michigan, Sr., 6-7, 315, Lapeer, Mich.

    OL Sam Baker, USC, Sr., 6-5, 305 Tustin, Calif.

    OL Anthony Collins, Kansas, Jr., 6-5, 310 Beaumont, Texas

    OL Tony Hills, Texas Sr. 6-6, 305, Houston, Texas

    C Jonathan Luigs, Arkansas, Jr., 6-4, 307, Little Rock, Ark.

    QB Tim Tebow, Florida Soph. 6-3, 235, Jacksonville, Fla.

    RB Darren McFadden, Arkansas, Jr., 6-2, 215, Little Rock, Ark.

    RB Kevin Smith, Central Florida, Jr., 6-1, 211, Miami, Fla.

    PK John Sullivan, New Mexico, Sr., 5-10, 152, Tehachapi, Calif.



    FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE

    DL Glenn Dorsey, LSU, Sr., 6-2, 303, Gonzales, La.

    DL Chris Long, Virginia, Sr., 6-4, 284, Ivy, Va.

    DL George Selvie, South Florida, Soph., 6-4, 242, Pensacola, Fla.

    DL Sedrick Ellis, USC, Sr., 6-2, 305, Chino, Calif.

    LB Dan Connor, Penn State, Sr., 6-2, 233, Wallingford, Pa.

    LB James Laurinaitis – Ohio State, Jr., 6-3, 240, Hamel, Minn.

    LB Jordon Dizon, Colorado, Sr., 6-0, 220, Kauai, Hawai’i

    DB Aqib Talib, Kansas, Jr., 6-2, 205, Richardson, Texas

    DB Antoine Cason, Arizona, Sr., 6-0, 185, Long Beach, Calif.

    DB Craig Steltz, LSU, Sr., 6-2, 209, New Orleans, La.

    DB Jamie Silva, Boston College, Sr., 5-11, 210, East Providence, R.I.

    P Kevin Huber, Cincinnati, Jr., 6-1, 220, Cincinnati, Ohio

    KR Felix Jones, Arkansas, Jr., 6-0, 207, Tulsa, Okla.




    SECOND-TEAM OFFENSE

    WR Mario Manningham, Michigan, Jr., 6-0, 178, Warren, Ohio

    WR James Hardy, Indiana, Jr., 6-7, 220, Fort Wayne, Ind.

    WR Devone Bess, Hawaii, Jr., 5-10, 190, Oakland, Calif.

    TE Marvin Rucker, Missouri, Sr., 6-6, 255, St. Joseph, Mo.

    OL Ryan Clady, Boise State, Jr., 6-6, 317, Rialto, Calif.

    OL Barry Richardson, Clemson, Sr., 6-7, 330, Mount Pleasant, S.C,

    OL Ryan Stanchek, West Virginia, Jr., 6-4, 300, Cincinnati, Ohio

    OL Duke Robinson, Oklahoma, Jr., 6-5, 352, Atlanta, Ga.

    C Steve Justice, Wake Forest, Sr., 6-4, 284, Port Orange, Fla.

    QB Chase Daniel, Missouri, Jr., 6-0, 225, Southlake, Texas

    RB Michael Hart, Michigan, Sr., 5-9, 202, Syracuse, N.Y.

    RB Ray Rice, Rutgers, Jr., 5-9, 205, New Rochelle, N.Y.

    PK Thomas Weber, Arizona State, Fr., 6-1, 202, Downey, Calif.



    SECOND-TEAM DEFENSE

    DL Vernon Gholston, Ohio State, Jr., 6-4, 264, Detroit, Mich.

    DL Greg Middleton, Indiana, Soph., 6-3, 270, Indianapolis, Ind.

    DL Greg Hardy, Mississippi, Soph. 6-5, 255, Millington, Tenn.

    DL Bruce Davis, UCLA, Sr., 6-3, 234, Houston, Texas

    DL Jonal SaintDic, Michigan State, Sr., 6-1, 255, Elizabeth, N.J.

    LB J Leman, Illinois, Sr., 6-3, 243, Champaign, Ill.

    LB Keith Rivers, USC, Sr., 6-3, 235, Lake Mary, Fla.

    LB Shawn Crable, Michigan, Sr., 6-5, 243, Massilon, Ohio

    DB Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest, Jr., 5-9, 191, Pahokee, Fla.

    DB Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State, Sr., 6-1, 208 Piscataway, N.J.

    DB Trey Brown, UCLA, Sr., 5-9, 189, Overland Park, Kan.

    DB Brandon Flowers, Virginia Tech. Jr.. 5-10, 200, Delray Beach, Fla.

    P Durant Brooks, Georgia Tech, Sr., 6-0, 202, Macon, Ga.

    KR Kevin Robinson, Utah State, Sr., 6-0, 199, Fresno, Calif.
     
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    :confused::wtf: Really? He's one of the two best WR's in the nation? Ummm....
     

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