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Lloyd Named Finalist For Butkus Award

Dec 14, 2020

CHICAGO – Utah junior linebacker Devin Lloyd has been named a finalist for the 36th annual Butkus Award, announced today by the Butkus Foundation. The award honors the nation's best collegiate linebacker each year.

Lloyd is one of six finalists, representing the Utes and the Pac-12 on the list. Lloyd joins Nick Bolton (Missouri), Zaven Collins (Tulsa), Jeremiah Owusu-Koromoah (Notre Dame) and Monty Rice (Georgia) on the finalists list with the winner being announced on or before December 22.

Lloyd, who has started all four games this season, leads the Utes in tackles with 38, also producing a team-high six tackles for loss. He is averaging 9.5 tackles per game, which ranks fifth in the Pac-12, also putting up 6.0 solo tackles per game which has him tied for 10th in the FBS and fifth in the Pac-12.

Lloyd has three double-digit tackle games, two coming in 2020. He posted a career-high 11 tackles against USC and Washington this season, and has had two-or-more tackles for loss in two games (USC, Oregon State).

Lloyd has recorded at least one tackle for loss in seven straight games, dating back to Utah's game against Colorado on Nov. 30-2019. The junior has played in 32 career games with 18 starts as a Ute.