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CHICAGO (Univ. of Ark.) – Arkansas senior linebacker Braylon Mitchell has been named to the 30th annual Butkus Award Watch List, which included 51 candidates and honors the retired professional jersey of Dick Butkus, who is regarded by NFL Films as the best defensive player in football history.

Semi-finalists will be named Oct.27, finalists Nov. 24, and the will be notified on or before Dec. 9. Mitchell has played in 28 games for the Razorback and made eight starts in 2013. A year ago, he recorded 77 tackles, including a career-high 12 vs. No. 8 Auburn, a total that included a career-high tying seven solo stops.

The Butkus Award, www.thebutkusaward.com and on facebook at 51.butkus, is presented by the Butkus Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization. The Butkus Award is part of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) which includes the 21 most prestigious awards in college football with 678 years of selection excellence. Visit www.NCFAA.org for more information.

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