July 18, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia inside linebacker Micah Kiser has been named to the preseason Butkus Award Watch List, an annual award given to the nation’s best linebacker. Kiser was a semifinalist for the award in 2016.
Kiser have previously been named this summer to the 2017 Bednarik Award, Nagurski Trophy and Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch Lists. This is the second year in a row Kiser has been on the Butkus Award Watch List.
Kiser (Baltimore, Md.) was a Football Writers Association of America second-team All-American in 2016 after finishing No. 1 in the ACC and No. 4 in the nation with 11.2 tackles per game. The two-time first-team All-ACC honoree has led the league in tackles each of the past two seasons.
Mirroring the legendary “51” pro jersey of the award’s namesake Dick Butkus, whom NFL Films considers the best defensive player in football history, each watch list features 51 players who will be reviewed by a 51-person selection panel of deeply experienced coaches, talent evaluators and journalists who vote by private ballot. Appearance on the watch list is not required to become a semifinalist.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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