Moore Honored With a Spot on the Butkus Award Watch List

Moore wraps up the WMU ball carrier at home in 2011.

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