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Jenkins, Floyd Named to 2015 Butkus Award Watch List

Jordan Jenkins
UGA's Jordan Jenkins. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

UGA outside linebackers Jordan Jenkins and Leonard Floyd have each been named to the 2015 Butkus Award Watch List.

The Butkus Award, named after legendary linebacker Dick Butkus, is an annual college football award given to the nation’s best linebacker by The Butkus Foundation.

Jenkins and Floyd have also been named to the watch list for the 2015 Bednarik Award and the 2015 Bronco Nagurski Trophy.

Jordan Jenkins is a 6-foot-3, 253-pound senior from Hamilton, Georgia. In 2014, he recorded 70 total tackles with 9.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, and 24 quarterback pressures. Jenkins also recovered two fumbles and forced an additional two.

Leonard Floyd is a 6-foot-4, 231-pound junior from Eastman, Georgia. He led the Bulldogs in 2014 with six sacks and also recorded 55 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 17 quarterback pressures, and three forced fumbles.

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