Nwabuisi named to Butkus Watch List

Northwestern senior linebacker David Nwabuisi was named to the Butkus Award Watch List, as a potential candidate to win the award given to the nation's best linebacker.

David Nwabuisi could be on the verge of a breakout season, and many are taking notice. The Northwestern senior linebacker was named to the Butkus Award Watch List.

As a junior, his first season as a starter, Nwabuisi posted 84 tackles, including 8.5 tackles for a loss, plus added two forced fumbles.

Nwabuisi, a native of Houston, TX., is one of nine Big Ten linebackers on the Butkus watch list.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers for Big Red Report, and currently covers the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs. He currently resides on Chicago's north side.
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