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LSU's Devin White named best college football linebacker

Wins 2018 Butkus Award

December 05, 2018 - 1:22 pm


For two years Devin White has arguably been the best linebacker in all of college football.

Now he’s got some hardware to show for it.

White on Tuesday received the 2018 Dick Butkus Award, which is given annually to the best linebacker in the nation. The trophy was presented to White in the Lawton Room at Tiger Stadium by Matt Butkus, son of the legendary linebacker whom the award is named after.

In doing so White became the first LSU player ever to win the Butkus Award. He’s the first Tiger to win a national award of this stature since Odell Beckham Jr. took home the Paul Hornung Award in 2013.

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