Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Spoon is Butkus Finalist


University of Missouri senior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon from Jasper, Texas has been named one of five finalists for the Butkus Award, which goes annually to the nation’s top collegiate linebacker.

Weatherspoon currently ranks 2nd in the Big 12 Conference with his 9.38 tackles-per game average, and he ranks 5th in the Big 12, and 19th in the NCAA with 1.32 tackles-for-loss per game.

His updated season numbers include 101 tackles (71 unassisted, 30 assisted), 14.0 tackles for loss (42 yards), 4.5 QB sacks (21 yards), 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, and 2 pass break ups.