Football: Kendricks doesn’t make Butkus cut

The Butkus Award announced its 12 finalists today, and Cal linebacker Mychal Kendricks wasn’t on the list. Kendricks was on the preseason watch list for the award. Kendricks ranks third in the Pac-12 with 7.9 tackles per game.

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.


  1. That’s too bad, he’s awesome, reminds me of the emerging 49er LB Navarro Bowman. I bet he gets taken in the third round like Bowman did and has a similar impact, great player.

  2. Where can u get all these statistics?? ESPN doesn’t have many of the key conference, team, and individual stats. The last telecast said Kendricks was leading the league in tackles. Where does Burfict rank in tackles? I watched him play in several games and wasn’t impressed; missed tackles, over pursues, average coverage skills, etc. All hype. Last year he had some monster hits… so what? whydfml?

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