SU’s Jones named to Butkus Award Watch List

Syracuse linebacker Mikel Jones, left, tackles Albany quarterback Joey Carino during a Sept. 18 game at the Carrier Dome. Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports

SYRACUSE — Syracuse University junior Mikel Jones was named to the Butkus Award Watch List on Monday, which is presented annually to the nation’s top linebacker.

Jones is one of 51 candidates, which represents the number worn by Hall of Famer Dick Butkus for whom the award is named after.

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