UW's Butler Garners National Honors

Sept. 20, 2009

Washington senior linebacker Donald Butler has been named the Walter Camp Football Foundation's Defensive Player of the Week and has is also one of four nominees for the AT&T All-America Player of the Week Award.

Butler, from Sacramento, Calif., led the Huskies to a 16-13 win over No. 3-ranked USC Saturday at Husky Stadium. He notched 12 total tackles, including 10 solo stops, a forced fumble and an interception in the historic victory.

The Walter Camp Football Foundation also honored Georgia quarterback Joe Cox as its offensive player.

Butler is one of four nominees for the AT&T Award, along with Cal running back Jahvid Best, Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones and Syracuse receiver Mike Williams.

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