Oct. 16, 2003
Orlando, FL –
Florida State linebacker Michael Boulware was announced Thursday as one of 11 semi-finalists for the Butkus Award, which is given annually by the Downtown Athletic Club of Orlando to the best linebacker in college football.
Boulware, a senior from Columbia, SC, made the list which was paired down from a watch list of 90 by a 28-member Butkus Award Selection Committee. Boulware is joined on the list by: Josh Buhl (Kansas State), Karlos Dansby (Auburn), Rod Davis (Southern Miss), Matt Grootegoed (USC), Derrick Johnson (Texas), Teddy Lehman (Oklahoma), Jonathan Vilma (Miami), Courtney Watson (Notre Dame), Demorrio Williams (Nebraska) and D.J. Williams (Miami).
Florida State has produced two Butkus Award winners. Paul McGowan won the trophy in 1987 and Marvin Jones in 1992.