UGA senior outside linebackers Davin Bellamy and Lorenzo Carter have been named to the 2017 Butkus Award Watch List, The Butkus Foundation announced on Monday.
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.
Semi-finalists for the Butkus Award will be announced on Monday, Oct. 30, finalists on Monday, Nov. 20, and winners will be notified on or before Tuesday, Dec. 5.
Davin Bellamy (6-5, 240) hails from Chamblee, Georgia. Last season, he started 11 times and appeared in all 13 games. He finished the season with 51 total tackles (25 solo, 26 assisted), nine tackles for loss, and five sacks.
Lorenzo Carter (6-6, 242) is a native of Norcross, Georgia. He started 11 times and appeared in all 13 games. He finished the 2016 season with 44 total tackles (23 solo, 21 assisted), six tackles for loss, five sacks, and two forced fumbles.