Jamon Dumas-Johnson named semifinalist for 2022 Butkus Award
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Jamon Dumas-Johnson named semifinalist for 2022 Butkus Award

Jamon Dumas-Johnson
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UGA football linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson has been named a semifinalist 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.

Finalists for the Butkus Award will be announced 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. As a sophomore this season, he has started all eight games this season and leads the team in total tackles with 40, including five tackles for loss and two quarterback sacks, and 13 quarterback hurries.

The top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs (8-0) are next scheduled to host the No. 2 Tennessee Volunteers (8-0) at Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Nov. 5. The game will be televised by CBS at 3:30pm ET.

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