Graves Named To Butkus Watch List
DENTON (8/24/06) - North Texas linebacker Phillip Graves has been named to the Butkus Award watch list for the 2006 season. The Downtown Athletic Club of Orlando annually presents this award to the nation's top linebacker at the conclusion of each se
Sixty-five players are nominated for the award, and
He was named conference Player of the Week for his work against Florida International when he recorded two sacks, a forced fumble, fumble recovery and an interception.
Graves is the first player for
Previous winners include Paul Posluszny, Derrick Johnson, and LaVar Arrington. The watch list will be narrowed to 10 players on October 19 and to three finalists on November 9. The award will be presented December 9 in