Calmus wins Butkus award

Friday, December 7th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Orlando-AP) -- Oklahoma linebacker Rocky Calmus is the winner of the Butkus Award given to the nation's best collegiate linebacker.

Calmus is the first Sooner to win the award since Brian Bosworth won back-to-back Butkus awards in 1985 and 1986.

Calmus is a senior and was a finalist for the award last year.

He made 117 tackles during the season, four sacks, recovered two fumbles and had one interception.

The award is named for former University of Illinois and Chicago Bear great Dick Butkus.