Faulk, James Named to Butkus Watch List

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Faulk, James Named to Butkus Watch List

BATON ROUGE — LSU sophomore linebackers Trev Faulk and Bradie James have been named to the 2000 Butkus Award “Watch List,” making them candidates for the award presented annually to the nation’s top linebacker in college football.

Faulk and James are two of the 70 players named to the list. Other Southeastern Conference players on the list include Boss Bailey and Kendrell Bell of Georgia, Quenton Carver of Arkansas, Andra Davis of Florida, Saleem Rasheed of Alabama, Eddie Strong of Ole Miss, Eric Westmoreland of Tennessee and Jamie Winborn of Vanderbilt.

Faulk, who started eight of LSU’s 11 games last year as a true freshman, recorded 68 tackles, including four for losses in 1999. Faulk was named second team Freshman All-America by the Sporting News last season and he was a member of the Freshman All-SEC team.

James played in 10 games last year as a true freshman and he recorded 41 tackles and three sacks. He also intercepted a pass. James earned Freshman All-SEC honors in 1999.

The Butkus Award Watch List will be trimmed to 10 semifinalist on Oct. 19. The three finalist will be announced on November 9 with the winner of the award being named on Dec. 8 in Orlando, Fla.

Here are the 70 players named to the Butkus Award “Watch List”:
SEC players in bold.

Saleem Rasheed

Alabama

Adam Archulta

Arizona State

Quenton Carver

Arkansas

Lyle Weaver

Army

Justin Ena

BYU

Keith Adams

Clemson

Jashon Sykes

Colorado

Rick Crowell

Colorado State

Pernell Griffin

East Carolina

Kenny Philpott

Eastern Michigan

Andra Davis

Florida

Brian Allen

Florida State

Tommy Polley

Florida State

Orlando Huff

Fresno State

Tim Skipper

Fresno State

Boss Bailey

Georgia

Kendrell Bell

Georgia

Wayne Rogers

Houston

Michael Young

Illinois

Justin Smith

Indiana

Ben Leber

Kansas State

Treverance Faulk

LSU

Bradie James

LSU

Max Yates

Marshall

Marion Moore

Maryland

Kamal Shakir

Memphis

Dan Morgan

Miami

Eric Brackins

Michigan

Larry Foote

Michigan

TJ Turner

Michigan State

Sean Hoffman

Minnesota

Ben Mezera

Minnesota

Eddie Strong

Mississippi

Jamonte Robinson

Missouri

Clayton White

N.C. State

Carlos Polk

Nebraska

Brandon Spoon

North Carolina

Cameron Saulsby

Northern Illinois

Kevin Bentley

Northwestern

Anthony Denman

Notre Dame

Rocky Calmus

Oklahoma

Torrence Marshall

Oklahoma

Matt Smith

Oregon

Darnell Robinson

Oregon State

Ryan Gonsales

Pittsburgh

Akin Ayodele

Purdue

Jason Loezel

Purdue

Vassay Marc

South Florida

Riall Johnson

Stanford

Morlon Greenwood

Syracuse

Shannon Brazell

TCU

Taylor Suman

Temple

LeVar Talley

Temple

Eric Westmoreland

Tennessee

De’Andre Lewis

Texas

Jason Glenn

Texas A&M

Kevin Rollins

Toledo

Jerry Phillips

Tulane

Ryan Nece

UCLA

Robert Thomas

UCLA

Markus Steele

USC

Zeke Moreno

USC

Kautai Oleavo

Utah

Brent Passay

Utah State

Jamie Winborn

Vanderbilt

Byron Thweatt

Virginia

Ben Taylor

Virginia Tech

Jeremiah Pharms

Washington

Derrell Daniels

Washington

Patrick Chukwurah

Wyoming