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Malcolm Rodriguez Named Semifinalist for Butkus Award

Rodriguez is one of 16.



[Devin Wilber/PFB]

Malcolm Rodriguez is one of the best 16 linebackers in the country, according to the powers that be that give out such awards.

Rodriguez was named a Butkus Award semifinalist Monday, an award given to the best linebacker in the country. He has a Big 12 best 77 total tackles on the season.

Butkus Award Semifinalists
Player School
Christian Harris Alabama
Darien Butler Arizona State
Darrian Beavers Cincinnati
Nate Landman Colorado
Nakobe Dean Georgia
Jack Campbell Iowa
Damone Clark LSU
Brain Asamoah Oklahoma
Malcolm Rodriguez Oklahoma State
Noah Sewell Oregon
Brandon Smith Penn State
Olakunle Fatukasi Rutgers
DeMarvion Overshown Texas
Devin Lloyd Utah
Leo Chenal Wisconsin
Chad Muma Wyoming

Rodriguez has 356 career tackles, which ranks sixth all-time at Oklahoma State. He is only 13 tackles away from cracking the program’s Top 5, a list that has held steady since 1989.

There are 51 voters for the award. Finalist are expected to be announced Nov. 22 before the winner is announced Dec. 7. The award has been given out annually since 1985. OSU has never had a Butkus winner.

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