Cameron Lawrence Named To Butkus Award Watch List
Lawrence, the leading returning tackler in the Southeastern Conference, was selected to the list after racking up 123 tackles in 2011, including 50 solo stops. The Coldwater, Miss., native recorded 6.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, two interceptions and one fumble recovery in 13 starts for the Maroon and White a year ago.
In a vote by the league's 14 football information directors last month, the senior was also named preseason first-team All-SEC. In addition, Lawrence was placed on the preseason All-SEC squad by Athlon (third team) and Phil Steele (fourth team).
Lawrence will find out Oct. 22 if he is the first Bulldog linebacker since Barrin Simpson in 1999 to be named a semifinalist. Finalists will be named Nov. 20, with the winner being announced on or before Dec. 4.
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Cameron Lawrence's 2012 Preseason Honors
Butkus Award Watch List
All-SEC First Team (Defense): Birmingham News
All-SEC Third Team (Defense): Athlon
All-SEC Fourth Team (Defense): Phil Steele