Columbia, Mo. – Mizzou graduate linebacker Blaze Alldredge earned a spot on the Butkus Award Watch List, presented annually to the nation’s top college football linebacker, it was announced on Monday.
The 2021 watch list contains 51 linebackers, mirroring the legendary “51” pro jersey associated with the Award’s namesake Dick Butkus, who was recognized by NFL Films as the best defensive player in football history.
Alldredge, in his first season with the Tigers, was a two-time George Martin Award winner as team MVP during his seasons at Rice. He is a two-time Conference-USA coaches first-team all-league selection (2019, 2020). He graded as Rice’s top pass rusher in 2020 (69.4).
He is pursuing a master’s degree in positive coaching at Mizzou. He earned his undergraduate degree in political science from Rice in Spring 2021. He is a three-time C-USA All-Academic selection.
Last week, defensive lineman Trajan Jeffcoat was named to the Bednarik Award Watch List, quarterback Connor Bazelak was named to the Davey O’Brien Award Watch List, running back Tyler Badie was named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List and Michael Maietti was named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List. Badie is also an AFCA Good Works Team nominee.
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