Jamon Dumas-Johnson named 2022 Butkus Award finalist
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Jamon Dumas-Johnson named 2022 Butkus Award finalist

Jamon Dumas-Johnson
Jamon Dumas-Johnson (10). Photo: Tony Walsh/UGA

UGA football linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson has been named a finalist for the 2022 Butkus Award, 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.

The winner of the 2022 Butkus Award 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. As a sophomore this season, he has started all 11 games this season and is the team’s second leading tackler with 54, including seven tackles for loss (21 yards), three quarterback sacks (12 yards), and 17 quarterback hurries.

The top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs’ next game is on Saturday, Nov. 26 at home at Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The game will be televised by ESPN at 12:00pm ET.

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