The senior is part of a list of 15 players up for the award presented to the nation’s top linebacker


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama linebacker Henry To’oTo’o was named a semifinalist for the Butkus Award, the Butkus Foundation announced on Tuesday afternoon.


To’oTo’o is one of 15 players named to the semifinalist list for the nation’s top linebacker honor. Alabama has had four previous winners with Reuben Foster being the most recent recipient in 2016. Foster is joined by C.J. Mosley (2013), Rolando McClain (2009) and Derrick Thomas (1988) to make up the Crimson Tide’s group of honorees.


The Butkus, which is named in honor of college and NFL Hall of Famer Dick Butkus, will announce a winner at the conclusion of the regular season. The 2022 recipient will be recognized as part of the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 8.


Butkus Award

Henry To’oTo’o, Linebacker

  • The Crimson Tide’s signal-caller on the defensive side of the ball
  • Leads Alabama in tackles with 60, including 4.5 for loss (-18 yards) and one sack (-9 yards)
  • Also contributed one quarterback hurry during his senior campaign