Nebraska linebacker Lavonte David was named one of 12 semifinalists for the Butkus Award. David is Nebraska’s first Butkus Award semifinalist since Demorrio Williams in 2003.
David has team-high 64 tackles, including 25 solos stops, along with seven tackles for loss and an interception for the Huskers. He leads the Huskers in tackles, TFLs and interceptions and is second in sacks (2.0). David is fourth in the Big Ten in tackles per game this season.
The finalists will be announced November 22 and winner will be announced by December 7.