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UNLV’s Javin White named to Butkus Award watch list

UNLV senior Javin White was named to the Butkus Award watch list, an honor that goes to the nation’s top linebacker.

He made 74 tackles last season, including 6½ for loss and two sacks. White also broke up four passes and intercepted four others, including two fourth-quarter picks in a 34-29 victory over UNR to earn Mountain West defensive player of the week.

White is the first UNLV player since John Lotulelei in 2012 to appear on the Butkus watch list.

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