Junior linebacker Denzel Perryman was named one of 12 semifinalists for the 2013 Butkus Award, the Butkus Foundation announced Monday. The award goes to the nation’s top linebacker.
Perryman, a Coral Gables native, is the only linebacker from the Atlantic Coast Conference on the list. He leads the Hurricanes with 52 tackles, including 33 solo stops.
Finalists for the Butkus will be announced Nov. 26 and winners will be announced by Dec. 10.