Iowa junior Josey Jewell was named Tuesday to the "watch list" for the Butkus Award given to the college football's best linebacker.
Jewell started all 14 games at middle linebacker last season and led the Hawkeyes with 126 total tackles, including 62 solo stops and three sacks. His four interceptions ranked second on the team, while his 7.5 tackles for loss tied for second best.
The Decorah native was named to the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski trophy — presented to the best defensive player in college football — earlier this month.
Semifinalists for the Butkus Award will be named Oct. 31, finalists Nov. 21, and winners will be notified on or before Dec. 6.
Former Hawkeye Larry Station was a finalist for the Butkus Award in 1985, while Chad Greenway was a semifinalist in 2005.