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    Moore Honored With a Spot on the Butkus Award Watch List

    UCONNHUSKIESDOTCOM Moore wraps up the WMU ball carrier at home in 2011.
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    Moore wraps up the WMU ball carrier at home in 2011.
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    July 16, 2012

    CHICAGO, Ill. – Redshirt-senior linebacker Sio Moore (Apex, N.C.) was named to the Dick Butkus Award Watch List for the honor given to the nation’s top linebacker by the Butkus Foundation each year.

    The Butkus Award, originally awarded through the Downtown Athletic Club of Orlando, has been given annually since 1985 and in 2008 was taken over by the Butkus family to be used toward charitable cuases, including the “I Play Clean” initiative.  Overall, 51 collegiate players are selected for the watch list to honor the jersey number of Dick Butkus.

    Moore has started 21 games in a Husky uniform, including all 12 in 2011.  He finished third on the squad in tackles with 86, led the team with 16 tackles for a loss and was second with 6.5 sacks.  Twice in 2010, Moore was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week.  He made a career-high 17 tackles in an overtime win over West Virginia on October 20, 2010.

    For his career, Moore has registered 202 tackles, eight sacks and four interceptions, three of which came in 2011.

    Complete Watch List:

    Brandon

    Magee

    Arizona State University

    Uona

    Kaveinga

    Brigham Young University

    Christian

    Jones

    Florida State University

    Nick

    Moody

    Florida State University

    Keith

    Pough

    Howard University

    A.J.

    Klein

    Iowa State University

    Jake

    Knott

    Iowa State University

    Arthur

    Brown

    Kansas State University

    Kevin

    Minter

    Louisiana State University

    Denicos

    Allen

    Michigan State University

    Max

    Bullough

    Michigan State University

    Cameron

    Lawrence

    Mississippi State University

    David

    Nwabuisi

    Northwestern University

    Etienne

    Sabino

    Ohio State

    Gerald

    Hodges

    Penn State University

    Michael

    Mauti

    Penn State University

    Steve

    Beauharnais

    Rutgers University

    Khaseem

    Greene

    Rutgers University

    Ja'Gared

    Davis

    Southern Methodist University

    Trent

    Murphy

    Stanford University

    Shane

    Skov

    Stanford University

    Chase

    Thomas

    Stanford University

    Damontre

    Moore

    Texas A&M University

    Sean

    Porter

    Texas A&M University

    Nico

    Johnson

    University of Alabama

    C.J.

    Mosley

    University of Alabama

    Alonzo

    Highsmith

    University of Arkansas

    Douglas

    Rippy

    University of Colordao

    Sio

    Moore

    University of Connecticut

    Jonathan

    Bostic

    University of Florida

    Jelani

    Jenkins

    University of Florida

    John

    Lotulelei

    University of Florida

    Lerentee

    McCray

    University of Florida

    Jarvis

    Jones

    University of Georgia

    Cornelius

    Washington

    University of Georgia

    Jonathan

    Brown

    University of Illinois

    James

    Morris

    University of Iowa 

    Kenny

    Tate

    University of Maryland

    Zaviar

    Gooden

    University of Missouri

    Jeremiah

    Greene

    University of Nevada

    Kevin

    Reddick

    University of North Carolina

    Manti

    Te'o

    University of Notre Dame

    Tom

    Wort

    University of Oklahoma

    DeVonte

    Holloman

    University of South Carolina

    Dion

    Bailey

    University of Southern Calif.

    Jamie

    Collins

    University of Southern Mississippi

    A.J.

    Johnson

    University of Tennessee

    Andrew

    Jackson

    University of Western Kentucky

    Chris

    Borland

    University of Wisconsin

    Bruce

    Taylor

    Virginia Tech University

    Travis

    Long

    Washington State University


     

     

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