Jamon Dumas-Johnson named to 2022 Butkus Award Watch List
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Jamon Dumas-Johnson named to 2022 Butkus Award Watch List

Jamon Dumas-Johnson
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UGA football linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson has been named to the 2022 Butkus Award Watch List, The Butkus Foundation has announced.

The Butkus Award, named after legendary linebacker Dick Butkus, is an annual college football award given to the nation’s best linebacker by The Butkus Foundation.

“I am always excited about seeing our great watch list players on the field,” said Butkus, the College and Pro Football Hall of Famer. “When an outstanding player receives the Butkus Award he will know two things: First, he is recognized as the best of the best linebackers in America; Second, and in the long run most important, he will understand this recognition brings a responsibility of giving back.”

Semifinalists for the Butkus Award will be announced on Monday, Oct. 31, finalists on Monday, Nov. 21, and winners will be notified on or before Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Last season, UGA’s Nakobe Dean won the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker. Dean was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Jamon Dumas-Johnson (6-1, 235, So.) hails from Hyattsville, Md. Last season as a freshman, he appeared in 14 games and finished the season with 22 total tackles (9 solo, 13 assisted), 2.5 tackles for loss (23 yards), 2 sacks (22 yards), and one interception for a touchdown.

The national champion Georgia Bulldogs are scheduled to open the 2022 season on Saturday, Sept. 3 against the Oregon Ducks in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.

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